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The City’s Housing Commission to Protect and Preserve Dynamic and Diverse Neighborhoods needs to clarify a few legal stipulations before it takes an official housing bond draft to City Council for approval.
The Alliance for San Antonio Missions, a group of Southside residents concerned about development near the four Spanish colonial Missions in the Southside, has called for the City to use part of the 2017 Municipal Bond to purchase land surrounding the historic structures. But Alliance representatives said they have yet to receive a response from city officials.
The San Antonio River Foundation is “very close” to completing its multi-year $10 million capital campaign to build Confluence Park on the San Antonio River at its juncture with San Pedro Creek on the Mission Reach.
Spoiled by decades of affordable housing and studio options in a major city that was still pretty sleepy, local artists are already feeling the pinch of rising rents after former mayor Julian Castro’s “Decade of Downtown” battle cry and subsequent initiatives shot the city to the top of trend listicles.
A recently released San Antonio housing market study will be used to inform the city’s policies on how best to avoid displacement in distressed and emerging neighborhoods.
Despite fears of continued gentrification, and the City of San Antonio’s efforts to prevent it, there are ways to ensure social inclusion while rebuilding a neighborhood.
The Alamo Brewery’s big new tent purchased for Octoberfest provided both a literal and metaphorical shelter for Dignowity Hill neighbors, community leaders, members of the design community, and elected officials, including Mayor Ivy Taylor, to gather Wednesday night to talk about balanced neighborhood redevelopment.
Members of the City’s new Housing Commission to Protect and Preserve Dynamic and Diverse Neighborhoods convened for the first time Tuesday afternoon with an eye towards cutting down on gentrification.
Ground Zero in San Antonio’s gentrification debate is a 21-acre plot of land that sits prominently above the Mission Reach of the San Antonio River just south of Concepción Park and a 10-minute walk to Mission Concepción.