Purpose of Questionnaire

The City of San Antonio's Planning Department is gathering community feedback to improve the draft recommendations that have been developed related to land use, housing strategies, and economic development strategies for the Texas A&M San Antonio Area Regional Center Plan ("Plan") .  The Planning Department is also requesting input related to mobility in the Plan area.  To learn more about the Port San Antonio Area Regional Center Plan, please visit: https://texasam.sacompplan.com/
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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 recommendations related to land use, housing strategies, and economic development strategies for the Texas A&M San Antonio Area Regional Center Plan were created based on input received from the Planning Team as well as the community during previous meetings and/or questionnaire responses. Please review the recommendations and provide your input for each of the recommendations.
Land Use Recommendation #1: Encourage a greater mixture of uses and higher densities in the northern portion of the plan area.

a. Promote higher intensity uses near Loop 410 to encourage commercial development and to absorb anticipated population  growth.
b. Property north of the Texas A&M SA Campus should accommodate a mixture of uses, including residences and commercial establishments at density levels that can help reinforce this area as a hub for the regional center.

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* 1. Please indicate how you feel about Land Use Recommendation #1.

Land Use Recommendation #2: Maintain transitions in density and uses between the northern and southern portions of the plan area.

a.    Coordination with Texas A&M-San Antonio should continue, in order to align the planning and development of campus activity anchors with the uses of surrounding properties.
b.    New residential development should be located north of Mauermann Road when possible.
c.    Coordinate infrastructure planning with the Future Land Use Plan to ensure that street networks, public utilities and amenities can support the preferred patterns of growth and development in this regional center.

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* 2. Please indicate how you feel about Land Use Recommendation #2.

Land Use Recommendation #3: Facilitate watershed protection and landscape preservation near key riparian corridors in the plan area, such as Leon Creek and the Medina River.

a.   Riparian corridors, which are the areas immediately surrounding natural waterways, should not be developed. 
b.   Stream buffers should be preserved in accordance with SARA’s low impact development guidelines and should be used as points of transition for land use wherever possible.
c.    Integrated stormwater management planning should be implemented in this plan area, looking to non-structured stormwater management solutions to guide future development form.

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* 3. Please indicate how you feel about Land Use Recommendation #3.

Land Use Recommendation #4: Encourage transit-oriented development around transit facilities in the plan area.  

a.    Site plans and right of way improvements for areas near transit facilities should include components that protect and serve pedestrians and transit riders.  These include continuous sidewalks, regular, safe and clearly defined crossing opportunities, pedestrian-oriented treatment of first floor commercial spaces, and bike parking options.
b.    Ensure that uses and activities that benefit transit areas are permitted near transit facilities.
c.    Promote a mixture of uses near transit facilities which includes affordable housing.

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* 4. Please indicate how you feel about Land Use Recommendation #4.

Housing Strategy Recommendation #1: Attract a diversity of housing products that support the workers and students at the major employers and institutions in the Regional Center

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* 5. Please indicate how you feel about Housing Strategy Recommendation #1

Housing Strategy Recommendation #2: Partner in the investment into creating enhanced neighborhood amenities as a way to attract a diversity of housing options and residents

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* 6. Please indicate how you feel about Housing Strategy Recommendation #2

Housing Strategy Recommendation #3: Protect and integrate the natural topography, aesthetic, and waterways in neighborhoods and mixed-use areas as an attraction for the area and to preserve the existing natural systems in the area 

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* 7. Please indicate how you feel about Housing Strategy Recommendation #3

Housing Strategy Recommendation #4: Ensure the area maintains a diversity of housing options affordable to a wide spectrum of potential residents

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* 8. Please indicate how you feel about Housing Strategy Recommendation #4

Economic Development Strategy #1: Integrate Texas A&M- SA campus uses into mixed use areas supporting the campus to help catalyze development and support vitality in these areas.

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* 9. Please indicate how you feel about Economic Development Strategy Recommendation #1

Economic Development Strategy #2: Encourage and build partnerships with and between Texas A&M – SA and Toyota Motor Manufacturing to build opportunities for workforce development and increased research and development activities. 

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* 10. Please indicate how you feel about Economic Development Strategy Recommendation #2

Economic Development Strategy #3: Invest in enhanced transportation and transit connections to attract businesses and employment uses

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* 11. Please indicate how you feel about Economic Development Strategy Recommendation #3

Economic Development Strategy #4: Work with partners to create opportunities for workforce education and training in conjunction with existing and future education institutions and schools in and around the Regional Center.  

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* 12. Please indicate how you feel about Economic Development Strategy Recommendation #4

Economic Development Strategy #5: Leverage Texas A&M-SA’s investment into a athletics and recreation area to create an entertainment and hospitality destination

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* 13. Please indicate how you feel about Economic Development Strategy Recommendation #5

Economic Development Strategy #6: Support investments needed to create shovel-ready and connected sites for employers

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* 14. Please indicate how you feel about Economic Development Strategy Recommendation #6.

Economic Development Strategy #7: Partner with economic development entities and area land owners to attract another anchor employment use(s) to the Regional Center to help diversify the economic base. 

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* 15. Please indicate how you feel about Economic Development Strategy Recommendation #7.

Mobility
Please answer each of the following questions, regarding your mobility experience in the Plan area.

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* 16. Within the last month, which modes of transportation have you used? (select all that apply)

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* 17. How easy or difficult is it to walk in your community?

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* 18. How easy or difficult is it to bicycle or use dockless scooters in your community?

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* 19. How easy or difficult is it to take the bus in your community?

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* 20. How easy is it to drive in your community?

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