Neighborhood & Housing Services Department

Neighborhood Improvements

2017 Neighborhood Improvements Bond

On May 6, 2017, the San Antonio public approved six propositions for the City’s 2017-2022 Bond Program totaling $850 million. Proposition 6, Neighborhood Improvements, authorizes the City to issue bonds in the amount of $20 million, the proceeds from which will be used to: acquire properties within 12 identified Neighborhood Improvement Areas; improve and dispose of acquired property to facilitate private sector development of single- family, multi-family or mixed-use projects; for the purpose of eliminating slum or blight conditions or to prevent the spread of those conditions, consistent with the City’s 2017 Urban Renewal Plan, adopted by City Council on February 2, 2017. The City will not build housing, but will rely on non-profit and private sector housing developers to do so.

The primary goal is to purchase and prepare sites for private sector development of single-family or multi-family workforce housing construction. Permitted expenditures include land acquisition, demolition of dilapidated/unusable structures, right-of-way improvements, extension of utilities, and remediation of environmental conditions impeding development.

Overall Map of 12 Neighborhood Improvement Areas (PDF)

Workforce housing coming soon!

Below are the City Council approved projects provided through the 2017 Neighborhood Improvements Bond.

  • Park at 38Thirty (District 8)
    196-units all at or below 60% AMI (HUD) - (101-units) 2 bed/2 bath - 850 sqft | (95-units) 3 bed/2 bath - 1,090 sqft
  • Greenline North (District 3) Conceptual Design
    Greenline North (District 3)
    292-units with two thirds of the units at or below 60% AMI with over 15% available to families earning between 30-50% AMI - (204-units) 2 bed/2 bath - 850 sqft | (88-units) 3 bed/2 bath - 1,093 sqft
  • West End on Frio (District 5) Conceptual Design
    West End on Frio (District 5)
    12-units with 50% at or below 80% AMI (HUD) - (6-units) 2 bed/1 bath - 700 sqft | (6-units) 2 bed/2 bath - 920 sqft
  • Four25 San Pedro (District 1)
    Four25 San Pedro (District 1)
    80-units between 30% to 60% AMI - (41-units) 2 bed/2 bath - 858 sqft | (39-units) 3 bed/2 bath - 1,093 sqft
    • Council Approved - February 2021
    • Construction Complete - October 2023

The Neighborhood Improvements Advisory Committee Throughout the development of the Neighborhood Improvement Areas, feedback from community members frequently included a request to provide ongoing input following the Bond Election. On December 15, 2016, City Council established the NIAC to ensure ongoing citizen feedback.

The Committee will be comprised of the following members, for a total Committee membership of 17.

  • One (1) Committee Chair, appointed by the Mayor
  • Ten (10) individuals representing the ten City Council districts, with one appointed by each City Council member
  • Five (5) individuals who reside within the boundaries of one of the Neighborhood Improvement Areas, appointed by the Mayor
  • One (1) representative from the Housing Commission, appointed by the Mayor

The NIAC will meet on an ad-hoc basis to advise the City and OUR SA in selection of proposed projects within the Neighborhood Improvement Areas. The Committee is charged with evaluating the extent to which the project would advance the goals of the City, district, and respective neighborhoods. Such considerations may include (a) the degree to which a project will eradicate distressed conditions; (b) the likelihood that the project will spur further investment in the area; (c) the need for infrastructure investment in the area; (d) the need for workforce and mixed-income housing in the area; and (e) the need for retail or neighborhood-serving commercial uses (if proposed).

In order to prevent conflicts of interest, members of the Committee may have no financial interest in the advancement of particular projects. Such financial interest includes, but is not limited to, involvement in the development or financing of projects within the 12 areas. As City Officials, members of the Committee are subject to the San Antonio Ethics Code.

Find out more about the Neighborhood Improvements Advisory Committee.

Individual Maps of Neighborhood Improvement AreaS
Culebra at Callaghan
Culebra at Callaghan map

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East Southcross
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Edgewood 
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Lincoln Park-Arena
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Near East 
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Near West-Five Points 
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Pearsall
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    Roosevelt-Mission Reach    
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Southeast
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South Park
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West Side
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Wurzbach
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The Office of Urban Redevelopment San Antonio (OUR SA) is the implementation agency for delivering the 2017-2022 Neighborhood Improvements Bond Program. The City of San Antonio entered into a Memorandum of Understanding with OUR SA in June 2018 to formally deliver the housing bond. The context and relationship between the City and OUR SA can be found in the City Council adopted Urban Renewal Plan (PDF).

In 1957, the City of San Antonio elected to approve a resolution (the “Resolution”) permitting the exercise of Urban Renewal powers outlined in Article 1269l-3, Vernon’s Civil Statutes, currently codified as Chapter 374 of the Texas Local Government Code. The resolution also authorized the creation of the Urban Renewal Agency, and described the delineation of powers between the Agency and the City. The City assumed all powers authorized by the Texas Urban Renewal Law, except those defined as “Urban Renewal Project Powers” (which were assigned to OUR SA)

OUR SA, originally referred to as the San Antonio Development Agency (SADA), was tasked with developing and carrying out strategies to eliminate areas of distress, and implementing revitalization directives from the City Council. In 2010, the Urban Renewal Agency was re-branded as OUR SA to promote name recognition within the community.

Find out more about OUR SA.

The Urban Renewal Plan is designed to guide the implementation of the $20 million Neighborhood Improvements Bond, part of an overall $850 million Bond Package approved by voters of San Antonio on May 6, 2017. The Neighborhood Improvements Bond is intended to accomplish several important goals. First, as with many of the other Bond projects, the proceeds will improve infrastructure. Within designated Neighborhood Improvement Areas, and in conjunction with approved projects, the City may construct or upgrade streets, sidewalks, utilities, and other public improvements, in order to eradicate distressed conditions.

In addition to making the surrounding neighborhood safer and more attractive to public and private investment, the Neighborhood Improvements Bond will facilitate new development on targeted sites, primarily consisting of workforce housing. Bond proceeds may be used for property acquisition and site preparation activities, in order to prepare properties for resale to nonprofit or private developers. Developers will then construct single-family, multifamily, or mixed-use projects, meeting specific design parameters and affordability criteria to ensure attractive workforce housing at scales appropriate to the surrounding neighborhoods.

Find out more about the Urban Renewal Plan (PDF).