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Public invited to Open House for proposed East Commerce Street Arts & Entertainm

The City of San Antonio Planning and Community Development Department, in partnership with San Antonio for Growth on the Eastside (SAGE), will host an Open House from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 29, at the Heritage Room at St. Philip’s College, 1801 Martin Luther King Drive.

Community stakeholders will have an opportunity to review and provide input on the draft standards for the proposed East Commerce Street Arts & Entertainment District. City staff will present information and answer questions about use and design standards, the adoption process and available economic incentives.

An Arts and Entertainment District is a special zoning district which promotes and protects existing arts and entertainment venues and encourages the creation and development of additional arts and entertainment venues and compatible uses. East Commerce Street, between the Alamodome and the AT&T Center, is the proposed location for this new district.

Community stakeholders provided their vision for an Arts & Entertainment District during a Visioning Workshop held in February. Based on the community’s input, a set of four unique sub districts were created.

During a public meeting held in March, participants were taken on a virtual tour of these sub districts and asked to provide their feedback on their unique characteristics. Draft standards for the proposed district are now ready for review.

After incorporating comments from the public, the draft standards for this new special zoning district will be presented by the Planning and Community Development Department to Zoning Commission for consideration and City Council for approval.

For more information about the proposed East Commerce Street Arts & Entertainment District, call Michael Taylor at 207-0145.