Two years ago, in late 2015, the City of San Antonio embarked on a plan to revise the San Antonio Comprehensive plan and nearly 20 years since its last update in 1997. Additionally, SA Tomorrow is intended to bring into conformance the myriad of plans the City currently uses for planning and land use goals into one complete Citywide master plan. The success of the SA2020 plan, consisting of an organization of incentives and City policies to encourage development, is to be analyzed and folded into the SA Tomorrow plan along with goals for comprehensive planning, sustainability, and multimodal transportation.
A key piece of the comprehensive plan is the 13 regional employment centers, seen as San Antonio’s current and future primary employment areas. These areas will be considered first for land use review and localized planning, 5 of the 13 to be completed in late 2017. The regional employment centers will also be considered for an increase in density and development around these centers to bolster walkability, cycling, and multimodal transportation. The City is making considerable progress on the 4 initial regional center plans, and current are putting together stakeholder panels of local business, real estate owners, neighborhood grounds and municipal officials to discuss long range, 20 + year, growth and land use goals. These groups will develop recommendations for master plans which will help to educate and guide future development and zoning within these regional employment centers. Once these plans are completed and adopted, around the first of 2018, they will provide the framework for denser growth around the City’s primary employment hubs starting with these 4 areas.
If you have questions about the SA Tomorrow plan, the City’s comprehensive goals, or wonder how this planning will affect your development, please feel free to reach out to BIG RED DOG.