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File #: 19-7997   
Type: Miscellaneous Item
In control: City Council A Session
On agenda: 12/5/2019
Posting Language: Ordinance adopting the Downtown Area Regional Center Plan as a component of the Comprehensive Master Plan of the City, for a 6.4-square mile area generally bound by Interstate Highway 10 and Interstate Highway 35 to the north; Austin Street, Duval, Milam, Cherry, West Boyer, West High Avenue, and Aberdeen Place to the east; Interstate Highway 10, South Presa Street, East Mitchell Street, Parker, School Street, Roosevelt Avenue, Hansford Street, Mission Road, and Theo Avenue to the south; and Interstate Highway 35, Interstate Highway 10, South Flores Street, West Cevallos, Alazan Creek, San Marcos, West Martin Street, and North Colorado Street to the west. [Lori Houston, Assistant City Manager; Bridgett White, Director, Planning]
Indexes: Comprehensive Planning, SA Tomorrow
Attachments: 1. Downtown Area Regional Center Map, 2. Draft Downtown Area Regional Center Plan, 3. Planning Commission Resolution, 4. Draft Ordinance
DEPARTMENT: Planning Department


DEPARTMENT HEAD: Bridgett White, AICP


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


SUBJECT:

Consideration of an ordinance adopting the Downtown Area Regional Center Plan as a component of the City's Comprehensive Master Plan.


SUMMARY:

Consideration of an ordinance adopting the Downtown Area Regional Center Plan as a component of the City's Comprehensive Master Plan. 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 13 Regional Centers identified in the SA Tomorrow Comprehensive 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 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 River Walk. 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...

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