SA Tomorrow
Downtown Regional Center

A History of the Downtown Area

Home of the Alamo. Heart of the Alamo City. San Antonio grew out of Presido San Antonio de Bexar, founded in 1718, and the villa of San Fernando de Bexar, chartered by Canary Islanders in 1731. San Fernando Cathedral, Main Plaza, and Plaza de Armas were the focal points for growth of the new city. Downtown is where it all began.

Every great city has a great downtown. Ours is a hub of people and activity: business, government, entertainment, culture, and housing. The one-time hazard of the San Antonio River was harnessed and repurposed into a world-class amenity for residents and visitors alike; the San Antonio Riverwalk. The buildings that stand here reflect the efforts of citizens who have worked, lived and prospered in this place, the communal heart of San Antonio.

The Downtown Plan area also includes the King William, Lavaca, Roosevelt Park, Lone Star, Denver Heights, and Dignowity Hill Neighborhoods. These historic neighborhoods, amongst the oldest in San Antonio, represent a diverse and prosperous past, present and future.

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Project Manager

Jacob Floyd

Planning Coordinator and Project Manager, City of San Antonio

jacob.floyd@sanantonio.gov

210-207-8318

Meet the complete Downtown Regional Center Planning Team
The SA Tomorrow Plan

San Antonio is planning boldly to ensure our great City captures the type of growth and economic development that will lead our community into the future and provide benefits to all our residents. Visit this website to learn more about the Comprehensive Plan and what we’re doing to make San Antonio a diverse and thriving community.