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Written by CharlotteAnne Lucas on Jun 30 2019 - 9:28pm
By Charlotte-Anne Lucas for NOWCastSA, June 30, 2019
Written by AJPesquera on Jan 9 2019 - 5:30pm
San Antonio is, without question, the most backward city of any of the major urban Texas municipalities when it comes to making public records available. Opacity seems to be the rule.
Written by CharlotteAnne Lucas on Nov 12 2018 - 9:01pm
By Charlotte-Anne Lucas and Jolene Almendarez This morning, District 1 Councilman Roberto Treviño will continue to fight a land use category that community leaders say will destroy San Antonio neighborhoods by allowing incompatible, high-density, four-story apartment buildings next to single-family homes.
Written by CharlotteAnne Lucas on Sep 12 2018 - 9:44am
Under the SA Tomorrow Comprehensive Plan, the City of San Antonio will be asking residents to help define the land use and zoning in their neighborhoods and communities. To help neighborhood residents prepare to participate, this hands-on workshop was created by Chrissy Q McCain, Director of Land Use and Neighborhood Planning for City Council District 1. “We want to empower people with as much information as possible,” explained District 1 Councilman Roberto Treviño. “We’ll be working with you, not around you."
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 CharlotteAnne Lucas on May 23 2018 - 9:51pm
Updated: District 1 Councilman Roberto Treviño said the San Antonio Planning Department is “not going to take another step forward” on the SA Tomorrow Comprehensive Plan without including the neighborhoods as true partners in the process.
Written by CharlotteAnne Lucas on Apr 14 2018 - 1:18pm
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 Trey Herrera on Nov 12 2017 - 9:00am
The public is invited to join the Planning Department's November Community meeting to begin drafting the new Midtown Area Regional Center Plan. The conversation will focus on Land Use, Parks, Recreation, Walkability, Amenities, Catalytic Sites, Placemaking, Economic Development and Housing Options. Spanish translation will be provided. The event is free.
Written by CharlotteAnne Lucas on Jul 18 2017 - 9:44pm
Neighbors heard about a victory for the Neighborhood Conservation District plan, got a preview of the Midtown Master Plan Process and heard about the Brackenridge Park Community Cat Project at the June 20, 2017 meeting of the Mahncke Park Neighborhood Association. MNPA Board Secretary Camis Milam said she attended the June 19 meeting of the Zoning Board of Adjustment and testified against three of the five variances sought by the DSW Construction Co., which proposed building 45 two- and three-story town homes near the southeast corner of East Mulberry and Tendick.
Written by City of San Antonio on Jul 6 2015 - 8:56am
San Antonio hosted its first Sustainability Forum on June 23, 2015, part of the SA Tomorrow comprehensive planning process. SA Tomorrow is addressing the challenges and opportunities associated with adding one million people to the region by 2040, through a Comprehensive Plan update, a Sustainability Plan and a Multi-modal Transportation Plan.