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File #: 20-6056   
Type: Staff Briefing - Without Ordinance
In control: Planning Commission
On agenda: 10/27/2020
Posting Language: MAJOR THOROUGHFARE PLAN AMENDMENT: Consideration of a request to amend the Major Thoroughfare Plan, a component of the City of San Antonio Master Plan, by realigning a proposed segment of the East & West Connector from FM 1516 to Loop 1604 and a proposed segment of Schuwirth Road from FM 1346 to Loop 1604, generally located in eastern Bexar County. Staff recommends Approval. (Marco Hinojosa, Senior Transportation Planner, (210) 207 4087, Marco.Hinojosa@sanantonio.gov, Public Works Department)
Attachments: 1. Vista Real Official Map_V2
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DEPARTMENT: Public Works

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

COUNCIL DISTRICTS IMPACTED: Citywide

SUBJECT:
Major Thoroughfare Plan Amendment - East & West Connector and Schuwirth Road

SUMMARY:

Consideration of a request to amend the Major Thoroughfare Plan, a component of the City of San Antonio Master Plan, by realigning a proposed segment of the East & West Connector from FM 1516 to Loop 1604 and a proposed segment of Schuwirth Road from FM 1346 to Loop 1604, generally located in eastern Bexar County.

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. The MTP was adopted by City Council through Ordinance No. 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. The East & West Connector from FM 1516 to Loop 1604 and Schuwirth Road from FM 1346 to Loop 1604 are both designated as a Secondary Arterial Type A on the MTP.

ISSUE:

The request is to realign a proposed segment of the East & West Connector, a Secondary Arterial Type A requiring 86 feet of right-of-way, from FM 1516 to Loop 1604 and a proposed segment of Schuwirth Road, a Secondary Arterial Type A requiring 86 feet of right-of-way, from FM 1346 to Loop 1604. The adopted alignment of the East & West Connector and Schuwirth Road does not align with the existing Schuwirth road that connects FM 1346 to Loop 1604. The adopted alignment and proposed realignment of the East & West Connector requires new right-of-way to be dedicated on cu...

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