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File #: 20-6083   
Type: Staff Briefing - Without Ordinance
In control: Planning Commission
On agenda: 11/18/2020
Posting Language: A request by the Parks and Recreation Department for approval of a resolution recommending the acceptance of a donation of an 8.763 acre tract of land in NCB 17929 located at the 8200 block of Guilbeau Road in City Council District 7. Staff recommends Approval. (Rocky Duque de Estrada, (210) 207-2873,, Parks and Recreation Department)
Attachments: 1. PowerPoint for Acceptance of Land Donation Guilbeau Rd_2, 2. PC Resolution - Guilbeau Rd (003), 3. GuilbeauRdAerial2, 4. ParksDept_PlanningCommission-Memo_PropertyDonation_GuilbeauRd-NaniFalcone_11-05-20_hg8
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DEPARTMENT: Parks and Recreation



Acceptance of Land Donation from El Centro Mall, Ltd.


This resolution recommends the Planning Commission authorize the acceptance of a donation of an 8.763 acre tract of land located at the 8200 block of Guilbeau Road in Council District 7. The property will be utilized as an expansion to Nani Falcone Park.


The 8.763 acre tract borders Nani Falcone Park to the south and the west. The acceptance of this donation will expand Nani Falcone Park to 74.3 acres. Nani Falcone Park is located in Council District 7, and the proposed donation has pedestrian accessibility. The Parks and Recreation Department will explore future opportunities to expand service delivery to the public such as trail connectivity and recreational programming.

The property owner contacted the City of San Antonio Parks and Recreation Department in August 2020 to discuss the proposed donation for use as future parkland. The Parks and Recreation Department supports opportunities to collaborate with potential partners to enhance our local park system by increasing access to public green space for members of the community. All potential park land is evaluated prior to acquisition. This evaluation considers a property's condition, location, accessibility and benefit to the public. This property's proximity to Nani Falcone Park, similar conditions and pedestrian accessibility meet the Parks and Recreation Department's criteria for acquisition. This donation is also consistent with the goals and objectives outlined in the SA Parks System Plan which recommends expanding partnerships in order to increase San Antonio's park system resources and addresses a recreational need in an urban environment.

The District 7 Council Office fully supports this project and has worked closely with the Parks and Recreation Department to identify additional green space that can...

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