Representatives of 22 neighborhoods gathered at the April 14 Tier One Neighborhood Coalition meeting to prepare to get involved and speak up as San Antonio rewrites community plans under the SA Tomorrow Comprehensive Plan. Under SA Tomorrow, the city discarded long-standing neighborhood plans that were years in the making. To protect the neighborhoods' future, representatives are gearing up to participate in the planning process.
Written by CharlotteAnne Lucas on Apr 14 2018 - 1:18pm
Written by CharlotteAnne Lucas on May 23 2017 - 10:04pm
Updated: After hearing testimony from 26 residents, the San Antonio Zoning Commission voted 6-1 on May 17 to deny a request by Tobin Hill North neighbors to be designated a Historic District. The move also rejected the recommendation by city staff that the panel approve the historic designation or grant a continuance.
Written by CharlotteAnne Lucas on Apr 19 2017 - 10:39pm
Update: The matter was rejected by the San Antonio Zoning Commission on May 17. Click here for story and video. The issue now moves to San Antonio City Council. On April 4, more than 50 residents from Tobin Hill and other nearby neighborhoods met with city officials and their councilman for a spirited conversation about whether 88 properties should be covered by Historic Designation.
Written by Brooke Cowey on Jan 24 2017 - 6:25pm
Replay video of the Jan. 9, 2017 meeting of the Beacon Hill Neighborhood Association Meeting. For more information, click here to go to the Beacon Hill Neighborhood Association website.
Written by CharlotteAnne Lucas on Aug 2 2016 - 10:58pm
This week’s Edge features a neighborhood coalition pushing back at the city and developers, the healthy eating program, ¡Por Vida! teams up with food trucks, the latest on the Zika virus and our mobile-friendly school supplies and immunizations map.
Written by Edmond Ortiz on Jul 31 2016 - 4:18pm
More than a dozen neighborhood groups in San Antonio’s urban core have banded together to form the Tier One Neighborhood Coalition to protect their community plans from both city processes and developers.
Written by Edmond Ortiz on Jul 22 2016 - 12:43pm
When Beacon Hill Area Neighborhood Association filed a routine appeal of the city’s zoning for a Stripes convenience store and gas station at Fredericksburg Road and Woodlawn Avenue, the developer's response shocked them. Association members said the developer, GFR Development Services, sent emails threatening to file a lawsuit against them unless they dropped the appeal.
Written by CharlotteAnne Lucas on Jul 20 2016 - 9:57pm
This week’s edge includes: Beacon Hill Area Neighborhood Association and a heavy-handed developer, Esperanza Peace and Justice Center's "Take Back Our City,” video from conversations across San Antonio about racism, a critical look at the Alazán Creek trail project and an extraordinary portrait of the city’s visual artists. Beacon Hill Area Neighborhood Association SLAPPed by Developer
Written by Bihl.Haus.Arts on Nov 11 2013 - 1:41pm
The 7th Annual ON AND OFF FREDERICKSBURG ROAD STUDIO TOUR, organized by Bihl Haus Arts, is scheduled for February 22 and 23, 2014, with a preview party at Bihl Haus on Friday, Feb. 21, 2014. Our goal is to highlight the quality, variety, and sheer numbers of professional artists—visual, musical, performing, literary—who live and/or work in the Los Angeles Heights, Keystone, Beacon Hill, Monticello Park, Jefferson, Woodlawn Lake and Alta Vista neighborhoods.
Written by Tawseef Ali on Jul 18 2013 - 6:18pm
Calling his audience the “best of our democracy,” Rep. Mike Villarreal, D-San Antonio, recapped the 83rd legislative session to a group of about 50 local neighborhood association leaders.