State Highway 16 Bandera Road Corridor Plan

The City of San Antonio is launching a community planning process that culminates in the development of a multi-modal transportation, future land use, economic development, and urban design plan for the Bandera Road Corridor. This will be the first corridor plan developed under the guidance of the SA Tomorrow Comprehensive Plan that was adopted by the City Council in 2016.

The City, in collaboration with community partners including the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT), the City of Leon Valley, and others, will facilitate the planning process and public engagement efforts, develop conceptual elements based on the input received through the public participation efforts and as recommended in the Comprehensive Plan, and prepare recommendations for elements related to multi-modal transportation, future land use, economic development, and urban design.

Community Meeting

The Bandera Road plan area is primarily located in San Antonio, Texas, with an approximate 2 linear mile area bisecting the City of Leon Valley, Texas. The Bandera Road Corridor links northwest San Antonio (just inside Loop 410) and Leon Valley with Downtown San Antonio via Bandera and Culebra, connecting many crosstown routes with a direct path to the city center. The proposed Corridor Plan length is approximately 6.5 linear miles, and includes an area within one-half mile around Bandera Road, from Loop 410 to Loop 1604.

Bandera Road Corridor Plan Area

Plan Area

  • Be a sustainable and attractive corridor that accomplishes the collective vision of the City of San Antonio and City of Leon Valley.
  • Accommodate multiple modes of transportation, support better traffic management, appeal to visitors, business, and investors, and be safe for all users.
  • Guide future public and private development and lay the foundation for a strong local economy anchored by new development and redevelopment.
  • Incorporate landscaping to beautify, provide shade for pedestrians and potential future transit riders, and help manage stormwater runoff.
  • Provide increased physical connections to surrounding neighborhoods and commercial districts.

A corridor plan is a planning project that defines the relationships between a roadway and its adjacent land. Corridor plans:

  • Determine transportation system needs to support surrounding land uses,
  • Define acceptable levels of access and mobility,
  • Recommend improvements to access points,
  • Recommend improvements to the design of the corridor to promote operational efficiency, and
  • Promote redevelopment of an underperforming corridor.

Corridor studies are an effective tool for assessing existing conditions and developing a preferred future condition. Specific benefits of a corridor study may include:

  • Development of coordinated land uses
  • Reduce congestion
  • Maximizing your tax dollars by improving existing infrastructure
  • Improved safety conditions
  • Access or mobility improvements
  • Air quality and storm water quality improvements
Visioning and Consensus

Establishing a shared vision and consensus allows the community to set project goals and objectives. Understanding needs and developing support from the community is vital to start the planning, design and implementation processes.

Planning and Conceptual Design

Communities should leverage local resources and knowledge to assist in guiding project activities to best meets the needs of their community. Tailoring best practices to match up with local conditions and desires will assist in developing an implementable, successful planning study.

Contact Us

Rudy Nino, Jr, AICP
Assistant Director, Planning Department
210.207.8389
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Sidra Schimelpfening
Senior Planner, Planning Department
210.207.8187
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