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File #: 19-5641   
Type: Capital Improvements
In control: City Council A Session
On agenda: 8/22/2019
Posting Language: Ordinance approving an amendment to the Funding Agreement between the Mission Drive-In TIRZ and the City's World Heritage Office for the River-To-Mission Connection Project, located within the World Heritage Buffer Zone at 6701 San Jose Drive for an additional $100,000.00 in TIRZ funding, for an amount not to exceed $250,000.00, to be used for public improvements and eligible project costs. [Lori Houston, Assistant City Manager; VerĂ³nica Soto, Director, Neighborhood and Housing Services]
Attachments: 1. Draft Ordinance, 2. Ordinance 2019-08-22-0645
DEPARTMENT: Neighborhood and Housing Services Department


DEPARTMENT HEAD: Ver?nica Soto, Director, AICP, Director


COUNCIL DISTRICTS IMPACTED: Council District 3


SUBJECT:

Ordinance approving an amendment to the Funding Agreement between the Mission Drive-In TIRZ and the City's World Heritage Office for the River-To-Mission Connection Project, located within the World Heritage Buffer Zone at 6701 San Jose Drive for an additional $100,000.00 in TIRZ funding, for an amount not to exceed $250,000.00, to be used for public improvements and eligible project costs.

SUMMARY:

City Council is being asked to consider an ordinance approving execution of an amendment to the existing Funding Agreement for the River-To-Mission Connection Project in reimbursable TIRZ funds, located at 6701 San Jose Drive.

The River-To-Mission Connection Project is located within the World Heritage Buffer Zone in City Council District 3. This project focuses on the City's efforts to enhance the visitor experience for both residents and tourists that visit the San Antonio Missions, a World Heritage site. The connection project consists of two phases: Phase 1 - the construction of a right turn lane on Napier Avenue; and Phase 2 - the construction of a hammerhead/turn-around easement on San Jose Drive. Following the completion of the right turn lane on Napier Avenue, the City will close a portion of San Jose Drive and transfer it to the National Park Service. Once the street is closed, the City will move forward with construction of the hammerhead/turn-around easement. Ultimately, both phases are part of a larger strategy to promote access to adjacent community assets, such as Mission Marquee Plaza, Mission Branch library, Harvey E. Najim Family YMCA, and the trail leading to the Mission Reach of the San Antonio River.


BACKGROUND INFORMATION:

On October 19, 2017, the City's World Heritage Office, through Ordinance No. 2017-10-19-0820, and the Mission Drive-In TIRZ entered int...

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