Sub-Area ePlan Approach
The Sub-Area plans will be thoroughly documented in this website (ePlan). This ePlan will ultimately contain the entire Sub-Area plan document when the project is completed in the Spring of 2018. As each phase is completed, the ePlan will be updated and a new tab will become active, illustrating the content created and the community input provided during that phase. Once the Downtown Area Regional Center Plan is complete, all tabs will become visible and each element of the entire plan can be viewed at the click of a button.
In the analysis of the existing conditions, the Plan will map a number of topic areas, including land use, built and natural systems, districts, amenities and access, transportation and economic assets. Each of those topics will be produced from the aggregation of existing data in a manner that's easy to understand. Furthermore, a demographic and economic profile will be produced for the Plan area. This profile will build upon the growth allocation findings from the SA Tomorrow Comprehensive Plan and will be refined to reflect the impact specific to the Plan area. The findings of that analysis will lead to a review of the Areas of Opportunity within the Plan area.
Vision and Goals
By evaluating inputs from residents, business owners and employees, as well as stakeholders and agencies active in each area, the Plan will construct a vision statement and planning goals. The vision statement is intended to capture the overall purpose of each plan and the identity of each planning area. The visions will be aligned with the overall vision for the City articulated in the Comprehensive Plan and will guide the creation of the Plan Framework. Additionally, this will include an element of branding whereby the Plan will use Planning Team and community input to describe the future character and identity of the area. Prior nomenclature of change, stability and transition will be addressed in a more holistic manner, while still addressing the details of economic development, housing assessments, and housing and job capture target development.
The Plan Framework will synthesize the lessons learned in prior phases and collectively illustrate the input from the community and stakeholders. Through map development, the Plan Framework will contain a: Land Use Plan; Parks, Public Space and Recreation Plan; Mobility and Access Improvement Plan; Infrastructure and Amenities Improvement Plan. Additionally, strategies focused on economic development and housing will be explored to further understand the implications of the recommendations.
The Plan area, with input from the Planning Team and the community, will identify potential catalytic sites within the Areas of Opportunity. Of the potential catalytic sites, up to three will be explored further through the development of a conceptual site plan, development program and precedent photos that illustrate how that site could be developed to catalyze the vision for the regional center or community area.
Neighborhood Profiles & Priorities
Neighborhood-specific strategies are a critical component of this planning effort and will be focused on short- to mid-term actions and investments prioritized by the community for neighborhood areas.
The implementation plan will summarize priority actions, investments, and recommended policy changes relevant to the entire plan area. The implementation section will also include guidance for zoning and policy approaches, a geographic-specific land-use map for catalytic project sites, notes on the high-level economic impact of planned land use and zoning changes, and high-level design standards.
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.