Purpose of Questionnaire

The City of San Antonio's Planning Department is gathering community input to improve the vision, goals, and focus areas for the Texas A&M San Antonio Area Regional Center Plan ("Plan") . Por favor, haga clic aquí para tomar el cuestionario en español.
 

The Plan will guide development and City decisions and investments over the next 10 years.  The content of the Plan will address the following topics:
-       Economic Development
-       Housing
-       Infrastructure and Public Space
-       Land Use and Development
-       Neighborhood Priorities
-       Parks and Trails
-       Transformative Projects
-       Transportation

The boundaries of the Plan area are shown on the map below.

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Texas A&M San Antonio Area Regional Center Plan Area Map

<div style="text-align: center;"><strong>Texas A&amp;M San Antonio Area Regional Center Plan Area Map</strong></div>
The draft Texas A&M San Antonio Area Regional Center Plan Vision and Goals were created using community input. Please review the draft Port San Antonio Area Regional Center Plan Vision and Goals below.

Vision
The Texas A&M San Antonio Area Regional Center will be a dynamic urban community that provides quality education, economic opportunity, and plentiful housing options while respecting the rural character of the area. As a major educational and industrial hub for the region, this community will champion the major institutions that call it home, while supporting the growth of other technology and research industries that will be the driving force behind private investment.  The community will lead the evolution of San Antonio’s Southside by incorporating innovative solutions to environmental sustainability, mobility, and public health.

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* 1. Please use the slider below to rate how much you agree or disagree with the draft Texas A&M San Antonio Area Regional Center Plan Vision.

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i We adjusted the number you entered based on the slider’s scale.
Goal 1
Capitalize on the projected growth of Texas A&M University - San Antonio to facilitate the addition of retail, entertainment, and service industry uses, as well as off-campus housing options.

Goal 2
Focus new development in targeted areas and along high traffic corridors, and appropriately transition from new development to rural homes, ranches, and protected natural areas in order to protect the rural character of the area.

Goal 3
Utilize natural assets, such as the Medina River and Leon Creek Greenways, as amenities to educate and to attract future residents and visitors while also linking the places where people live and work.

Goal 4
Expand protected land to enhance biodiversity, climate change resilience, and rural character while also creating a buffer to major regional institutions.

Goal 5
In order to create a dynamic mixed-use activity center, improve and enhance area roadways, expand multi-use trail and greenway connections, and attract better transit service linking the area to Downtown and other employment centers throughout the city.

Goal 6
Work cohesively with area stakeholders, to develop and attract industries that contribute to a sustainable, environmentally-friendly, and innovative economy.

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* 2. Please use the slider below to rate how much you agree or disagree with the draft Texas A&M San Antonio Area Regional Center Plan Goals

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i We adjusted the number you entered based on the slider’s scale.

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* 3. Please briefly explain your rating for the goals

Focus Areas
Focus areas are, or will be, special community places that should receive extra attention or public investment to achieve community goals. Focus areas were initially identified using community input. Your answers to the questions below will help us identify opportunities to help achieve community goals in focus areas.

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Focus Area #1 - Transit Center

Focus Area #1 -&nbsp;Transit Center
This area is located west of Verano Parkway and along Jaguar Parkway. A future transit station will serve the growing Texas A&M San Antonio campus as well as the proposed Verano planned community. VIA Metropolitan Transit’s Vision 2040 Long Range Plan identifies this future station as the final stop on the planned Zarzamora Corridor that will connect the Texas A&M-SA Area to South Park Mall, numerous southside and westside communities, and several existing or planned rapid transit routes serving employment centers such as Downtown and the Medical Center.

Transit centers can be effective public gathering spaces by providing refuge from the weather, as well as amenities such as restrooms, water fountains, and seating areas. A Transit center can also be a hub for social gathering spaces such as food courts, coffee shops, and small retail uses.

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* 4. Briefly, how would you describe this area and how it enhances or detracts from the community? Please limit answers to no more than 5 words for each entry.

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* 5. What, if anything, is special about the buildings, public spaces, natural environment, or community life in this area? Please limit answers to no more than 5 words for each entry.

Please tell us which of the following activities should be a part of the future of this area?

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* 6. This should be a place for more people to live.

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* 7. This should be a place for more people to work, shop, or run errands.

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* 8. This should be a place that includes opportunities to play, recreate, or gather.

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* 9. What is your “big idea” or vision for the future of this area? Please limit answers to no more than 50 words.

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Focus Area #2 - Jaguar Parkway & University Way

Focus Area #2 - Jaguar Parkway &amp; University Way
This area is located at north west of the intersection of Jaguar Parkway and University Way.  The area is entirely vacant. The adopted Verano Master Plan shows the area as offering mixed uses.

 Jaguar Parkway and University way both provide on-street parking, sidewalks and bike lanes. The area is accessible through all modes of travel.

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* 10. Briefly, how would you describe this area and how it enhances or detracts from the community? Please limit answers to no more than 5 words for each entry.

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* 11. What, if anything, is special about the buildings, public spaces, natural environment, or community life in this area? Please limit answers to no more than 5 words for each entry.

Please tell us which of the following activities should be a part of the future of this area?

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* 12. This should be a place for more people to live.

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* 13. This should be a place for more people to work, shop, or run errands.

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* 14. This should be a place that includes opportunities to play, recreate, or gather.

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* 15. What is your “big idea” or vision for the future of this area? Please limit answers to no more than 50 words.

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Focus Area #3 - Pleasanton Road and Medina River Greenway Trailhead

Focus Area #3 -&nbsp;Pleasanton Road and Medina River Greenway Trailhead
This area  is generally where Pleasanton Road intersects the Medina River Greenway Trail near the southern end of Mitchell Lake.  The nearby area is mostly undeveloped, and lacks amenities and services that might serve users of these south San Antonio natural assets. The area has a small parking lot to the east and signage to identify the trail. However, there are no places to sit or gather, or unique landscaping features. The primary way to access the trailhead is to drive to the parking lot and cross Pleasanton road, which has a crosswalk,but no traffic calming devices.

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* 16. Briefly, how would you describe this area and how it enhances or detracts from the community? Please limit answers to no more than 5 words for each entry.

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* 17. What, if anything, is special about the buildings, public spaces, natural environment, or community life in this area? Please limit answers to no more than 5 words for each entry.

Please tell us which of the following activities should be a part of the future of this area?

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* 18. This should be a place for more people to live.

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* 19. This should be a place for more people to work, shop, or run errands.

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* 20. This should be a place that includes opportunities to play, recreate, or gather.

Please tell us which of the following activities should be a part of the future of this area?

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* 21. What is your “big idea” or vision for the future of this area? Please limit answers to no more than 50 words.

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* 22. Is there any area we missed that should receive special attention in the Plan?

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