Establishing Vision and Goals

The success of the SA Tomorrow Sub-Area Plans depends on broad participation from area stakeholders. To ensure this success, City staff worked with a wide range of community members throughout the planning process. These included neighborhood associations, business and property owners, residents, employers, educational and cultural institutions, public and nonprofit organizations, and other City departments to create a realistic and implementable plan for the Template Regional Center.

The planning process was designed to create a “feedback loop” between the City and the community as the plan was developed. This approach ensures that the Sub-Area Plan reflects community values and priorities. A variety of tools and techniques were used to ensure that those interested were well-informed about the SA Tomorrow Area Plans; encouraged to participate in a range of stimulating events and activities; and engaged in providing constructive feedback on a preferred future.

For each public input exercise, this document describes what was asked, how the input was presented back to the stakeholders, and carried forward in further engagement exercises and eventually incorporated into the plan.

Results from the exercises and surveys are available in the website Documents Library and as an appendix to the Plan. In some cases, results have been summarized. Throughout the process, complete raw results from exercises have been posted on the plan webpage.

To facilitate public information and community participation, this website was created and made available to the general public on (insert date). The website includes a section for leaving comments which are sent directly to the project manager. These comments can be viewed here.


Over 100 engagement activities such as interviews, intercepts, & focus groups with stakeholders from the following groups:

5 Points Neighborhood Association

Alamo Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (AAMPO)

Beacon Hill Elementary School

Bihl House Arts

Bike San Antonio

Brackenridge Park Conservancy

City Council District 1

City Council District 2

City of San Antonio Center City Development and Operations

City of San Antonio Department of Arts and Culture

City of San Antonio Development Services Department

City of San Antonio Economic Development Department

City of San Antonio Metropolitan Health District

City of San Antonio Neighborhood and Housing Services Department

City of San Antonio Office of Historic Preservation

City of San Antonio Office of Innovation

City of San Antonio Office of Sustainability

City of San Antonio Parks and Recreation

City of San Antonio Transportation and Capital Improvements Department




Friends of San Pedro Springs Park

Esperanza Peace and Justice Center

Government Hill Alliance Neighborhood Association

Headwaters Sanctuary

Jumpstart Performance Company

KIPP Schools

Mahncke Park Neighborhood Association

Mantle Art Space

McCullough Avenue Consortium

NRP Group

Pan American Golf Association



Salvation Army

San Antonio Botanical Garden

San Antonio College

San Antonio River Authority (SARA)

San Antonio Water System (SAWS)

St. Ann’s Church

St. Mary’s Street Business Owners Association

Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone #33 (Midtown) Board

Tobin Hill Community Association

Tobin Hill Neighborhood Association

University of the Incarnate Word (UIW)

Uptown Neighborhood Association

VIA Metropolitan Transit

Villa Tranchese

Westfort Alliance Neighborhood Association

Witte Museum