Land Use & Zoning

A critical component of the World Heritage Work Plan is to update relevant neighborhood plans to reflect the desired and appropriate development goals for the areas surrounding the missions. Throughout the World Heritage Symposia Series conducted by the City of San Antonio and Councilwoman Rebecca J. Viagran in early 2016, the community provided input and feedback on a variety of issues, including ideas and goals about land use and sensitive development throughout the World Heritage area. The community indicated a need to balance the reverence of the San Antonio Missions with various opportunities for growth and development that come with the World Heritage Site designation was a focal point.

On December 1, 2016, the City Council approved 11 land use amendments and updates to four community plans following an open and public input process with community members and property owners within the following neighborhood plans: Lone Star Neighborhood Plan, South Central Community Plan, Stinson Airport Vicinity Land Use Plan, and Heritage South Sector Plan. Following City Council’s approval of the amendments, City staff began the process in early 2017 to analyze zoning for the areas impacted by the land use amendments and general themes.Additionally, the City identified opportunities throughout the World Heritage area to align zoning with existing land use for overlays and corridor plans such as the Mission Protection Overlay District (MPOD), River Improvement Overlay District (RIO), and the Roosevelt and South Presa Corridor.



World Heritage Zoning Open House
Tuesday, March 6, 2018
Harlandale S.T.E.M. Early College HS
4040 Apollo Street
San Antonio, Texas 78214
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.


Meeting Notifications

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Proposed Zoning Changes

Updated: 02/09/2018

On December 5, 2017, the City of San Antonio held the first Property Owner's Zoning Informational meeting at the Mission Branch Library. The purpose of the meeting was to share information with property owners on proposed zoning recommendations within the World Heritage Buffer Zone.  Following this meeting, City staff began to meet with property owners and conduct property site visits to answer questions and discuss proposed zoning recommendations.

On January 23, 2018, the City of San Antonio held a second zoning community meeting at the Stinson Municipal Airport to update property owners and receive additional feedback on the proposed zoning recommendations from the general community.  On February 20, 2018 at 6:00 p.m., the City of San Antonio will host a third zoning community meeting at the Harlandale S.T.E.M. Early College High School and provide additional information on the zoning process and answer any questions. If you would like to schedule a meeting with City staff to discuss your proposed zoning recommendation or have any questions, please call the World Heritage Office at (210) 207-2111.  

Recommendations will be brought forward to the Zoning Commission and to City Council for consideration in late Spring/ early Summer of 2018.

Please click on the maps below to review identified properties for rezoning within the World Heritage Buffer Zone. Please see the attached Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) for answers to some of the questions received to date.  If you need more information, have a comment, or would like to schedule a meeting, you can email the World Heritage Office or call at (210) 207-2111.

Land Use Changes

Approved: 12/01/2016


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