The Northeast Corridor (NEC) Revitalization Plan was approved last week by City Council in an effort to encourage reinvestment in the area. Encompassing an area of approximately 1.8 miles, this plan focuses on two key commercial corridors:
Perrin Beitel Rd. (from IH 410 to Thousand Oaks Dr.)
Nacogdoches Rd. (from Thousand Oaks Dr. to O’Connor Rd.).
“This plan is a guiding document that articulates a new direction for the Nacogdoches and Perrin Beitel Corridors,” stated Michael Taylor, Interim Assistant Director for the City’s Department of Planning and Community Development (DPCD). The NEC Revitalization Plan includes 7 major goals that are organized into 4 basic categories: Organization, Design, Marketing, and Business Development. Collectively these goals articulate a new direction for the NEC that remakes the corridor into a more sustainable place.
"Approval of this plan is outstanding news for the businesses and neighborhoods on or near the corridor. I sincerely appreciate the support of my fellow Council members in getting our revitalization effort started. These improvements are long overdue and will have profound and positive effects throughout this section of San Antonio,” said District 10 Councilman Mike Gallagher.
Outlining a place-based program of service delivery enhancement, tactical partnerships and targeted investments, the primary goal of this project is to restore vitality to the area by activating vacant and underutilized properties, re-establishing community-serving retail and service businesses, and improving the appearance of buildings, signs, and parking lots. Implementation of the plan has started. A landscape beautification campaign is underway, a second business development meeting is scheduled for late August, and the City is pursuing a dedicated source of funding for future corridor improvements.
For additional information, visit northeastcorridorsa.com