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Public invited to meeting for the Eastern Triangle Community Plan

SAN ANTONIO, TX.-   The City of San Antonio Planning and Community Development Department, in partnership with the Eastern Triangle Planning Team, has scheduled a public meeting for community stakeholders to provide their vision for the proposed Eastern Triangle Community Plan. The Public Meeting is scheduled for Saturday, May 31 from 9:00 a.m. to noon at the Boys and Girls Club of San Antonio, 3503 Martin Luther King Drive.

This is the first public meeting in a series of four. During this meeting, members of the community will be asked to locate and identify the community’s strengths and weaknesses. The information gathered at the meeting will be incorporated into the plan. The second public meeting will be held in July and the third public meeting will be held in September. The fourth and final meeting will be scheduled at a later date. Planning workshops will be held in June, July, and August to discuss transportation, infrastructure, drainage, economic development, housing, land use, crime and public safety, parks, and community facilities.

The Eastern Triangle planning area is located in southeast Bexar County and is generally bounded by IH 10 to the north; South Foster Road and Loop 410 to the east; New Sulphur Springs, Southcross Boulevard and Roland Avenue the south; and Pecan Valley and Roland Avenue to the west. The planning area consists of approximately 4,400 acres with a population of approximately 25,000 residents (Census 2000).

A community plan is a collaborative effort with involvement of many different community stakeholders. The plan takes into consideration the community’s goals, current land uses, best planning practices, input from government agencies and the City’s Master Plan policies. Completed plans represent the collective vision for the community. Community plans identify the preferred method and form of future growth and ideas for community improvement. After plan adoption, the future land use plan will be utilized by the City when evaluating zoning decisions.

The plan is used for policy recommendations of priority projects as part of the Annual Improvement Project Report to City Council. Additionally as a component of the City Master Plan, plans should be consulted in reviewing projects for capital projects, bonds, and consideration of new programs. Currently, there are 36 adopted community and neighborhood plans.

For more information about the proposed Eastern Triangle Community Plan, call Rebecca Paskos at 207-7816.