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File #: 20-1100   
Type: Miscellaneous Item
In control: City Council A Session
On agenda: 2/20/2020
Posting Language: Ordinance amending the Major Thoroughfare Plan, a component of the City of San Antonio Master Plan, by realigning a proposed segment of Walzem Road and removing a proposed segment of Binz-Engleman Road, with Walzem Road to remain designated as a Secondary Arterial Type A (86 feet of right-of-way), generally located in northeast Bexar County, between FM 78 and FM 1516. [Roderick Sanchez, Assistant City Manager; Razi Hosseini, Interim Director, Transportation & Capital Improvements]
Attachments: 1. Location Map_011520, 2. Agreement, 3. Staff Presentation
DEPARTMENT: Transportation & Capital Improvements


DEPARTMENT HEAD: Razi Hosseini, P.E., R.P.L.S.


COUNCIL DISTRICTS IMPACTED: Citywide


SUBJECT:

Major Thoroughfare Plan Amendment: Walzem Road and Binz-Engleman Road


SUMMARY:

An ordinance amending the Major Thoroughfare Plan, a component of the City of San Antonio Master Plan, by realigning a proposed segment of Walzem Road and removing a proposed segment of Binz-Engleman Road with Walzem Road to remain designated as a Secondary Arterial Type A (86 feet of right-of-way), generally located in northeast Bexar County between FM 78 and FM 1516.


BACKGROUND INFORMATION:

The Major Thoroughfare Plan (MTP), adopted as a component of the City's Comprehensive Master Plan, generally identifies the location for major roads within San Antonio and its extra-territorial jurisdiction (ETJ). The MTP assures an adequate transportation network that works to move people, goods, and services in an optimal and efficient manner through right-of-way dedication for future roads.

Previous Council Action
The MTP was adopted by City Council through Ordinance 49818 on September 21, 1978. The MTP has been amended several times through the years to calibrate and realign the thoroughfares along with development of the greater San Antonio metropolitan area. The MTP is generally built as development occurs. In 2010, by Ordinance 2010-09-02-0762, the City of San Antonio City Council amended the MTP to realign Binz-Engleman Road to its current configuration.


ISSUE:

This ordinance amends the Major Thoroughfare Plan, a component of the City of San Antonio Master Plan, by realigning a proposed segment of Walzem Road and removing a proposed segment of Binz-Engleman Road, with Walzem to remain a designated as Secondary Arterial Type A (86 feet of right-of-way), generally located in northeast Bexar County, between FM 78 and FM 1516.

Walzem Road currently terminates at Ferrysage Drive, a local street, and does not continue south. The ...

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