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File #: 19-7563   
Type: Staff Briefing - Without Ordinance
In control: Planning Commission
On agenda: 10/23/2019
Posting Language: A resolution recommending the Downtown Area Regional Center Plan to City Council to become a component of the City’s Comprehensive Master Plan. (Bridgett White, Director, Planning Department)
Indexes: Comprehensive Planning, SA Tomorrow
Attachments: 1. Downtown_StudyArea-02, 2. Downtown_Compiled_Administrative Draft_tracked changes for PC_10162019, 3. Resolution_Downtown PC public hearing 23OCT2019_FINAL
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DEPARTMENT: Planning Department


DEPARTMENT HEAD: Bridgett White, AICP


COUNCIL DISTRICTS IMPACTED: Districts 1, 2, 3, and 5


SUBJECT:

The Downtown Area Regional Center Plan


SUMMARY:

Consideration of a resolution recommending the Downtown Area Regional Center Plan to City Council to become a component of the City's Comprehensive Master Plan.


BACKGROUND INFORMATION:

The SA Tomorrow Comprehensive Plan is one of three growth-related plans addressing how the City of San Antonio's expected population growth will be balanced with social, economic, and environmental resources. The Comprehensive Plan provides strategic direction for decision making and public investment to prepare our communities for anticipated growth at the citywide level. The major "building blocks" of the Comprehensive Plan include:
* Regional Centers
* Urban Centers
* Corridors
* Neighborhoods

The Downtown Area Regional Center Plan aims to create a realistic and implementable strategy to address projected growth in the Downtown Area Regional Center, one of the thirteen (13) Regional Centers identified in the SA Tomorrow Comprehensive Plan. Downtown is the historic and cultural center of the city and home to the world renowned Riverwalk. It is the center of San Antonio's traditional economy, anchored by our multi-billion-dollar tourism, education, and healthcare industries. The urban core is revitalizing and experiencing a growth renaissance, supported by the "Decade of Downtown" movement. The City Center is evolving into a vibrant mixed-use area with a range of employment, services and housing, all centered around great historical and cultural destinations. The main topics covered by the Plan include Land Use, Mobility, Amenities and Infrastructure, Focus Areas, Catalytic Projects, Economic Development, Housing, and Neighborhood Priorities.

As success of the Sub-Area Plan depends on broad participation from area stakeholders, Planning Department staff worked with a w...

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