Just outside San Antonio’s scenic downtown, past the crowds that pack the Alamo and the River Walk, the city is becoming so expensive so fast that many Latinos simply can’t afford to live there anymore. They have shaped San Antonio’s rich Mexican-American culture for generations. But like many minorities living in low-income and rapidly gentrifying urban neighborhoods, they’re struggling to keep up with some of the harshest side effects of economic development: rising property values and shrinking access to transportation.
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Written by CharlotteAnne Lucas on Jul 12 2018 - 11:09pm
The Tier 1 Neighborhood Coalition sponsored a seminar on the proposed zoning ordinance that would govern so-called "infill development" or projects built on vacant or abandoned lots. Scroll down to watch complete video of the event. Representatives from 22 neighborhoods across six council districts attended the event. The seminar on June 16, 2018 at Lift Fund, was the first preview of the proposed Infill Development Zoning (IDZ) ordinance by the IDZ Taskforce.
Written by AJPesquera on May 16 2018 - 10:28pm
by Adolfo Pesquera The San Antonio Zoning Commission denied a zoning request from industrial to multifamily on a 400-unit market rate apartment project planned for Southtown.
Written by CharlotteAnne Lucas on Apr 20 2018 - 2:54pm
In direct contradiction of a city ordinance and the promise of the SA Tomorrow Comprehensive Plan, city staffers are systematically eliminating long-standing neighborhood plans designed to protect the character and future of San Antonio’s urban core communities. The news came as an unwelcome surprise to city council members at the Comprehensive Plan Committee’s April 19 meeting where they were being briefed on the $1.05 million SA Tomorrow Year Two consulting contract that is up for approval in May.
Written by CharlotteAnne Lucas on Sep 20 2017 - 9:51pm
During the Sept., 20, 2017 edition of #AskRon, San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg and District 3 Councilwoman Rebecca Viagran were at at Don Pedro's on the South Side discussing issues including business development, street racing accidents, building community trust with law enforcement, equity in the budget, community health, National Night Out, promoting volunteerism and relief efforts for Mexico City.
Written by CharlotteAnne Lucas on Aug 17 2016 - 3:47pm
Westside Development Corporation brought community leaders together on July 26, 2016 to talk about the present and the future the Lower Fredericksburg Road Corridor. Leonard B. Rodriguez, President and CEO of Westside Development Corp, shared an economic analysis by St. Mary’s University professor and economist Steve Nivin, looking at the existing conditions and the potential for Fredericksburg Road, a key artery in San Antonio. (replay the video below to see the presentation)
Written by Amanda Evrard on Aug 17 2016 - 3:33pm
Catch Up and Get Ahead with the Edge for the week of August 15. This week: the City responds to criticism of the Brackenridge Park draft master plan by backing off and listening, Westside residents plan for the future the Lower Fredericksburg Road Corridor, City Council passes the SA Tomorrow plan, and the deadly results of unsafe ozone levels.
Written by Joe Krier on Aug 10 2016 - 12:50am
Thursday, Aug. 11, City Council will vote on the three plans that make up SA Tomorrow, the proposed blueprint for accommodating San Antonio's projected growth of 1.1 million new residents through 2040. These plans will establish our development priorities and guide numerous spending decisions in the years to come.
Written by annalisapeace on Jan 15 2015 - 7:01pm
Challenged by the prospect of thousands of new houses being located within the Edwards Aquifer watershed, the Greater Edwards Aquifer Alliance set about studying methods that might mitigate the effects of suburban development in this extremely fragile area. The result is a 106-page manual that is intended to fill a gap in the storm water management measures that currently protect the Edwards Aquifer in Central Texas.