Northeast Corridor (NEC) Revitalization Program

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The purpose of the Northeast Corridor (NEC) Revitalization Program is to encourage the renewal of the Perrin Beitel – Nacogdoches corridor and surrounding areas. Information on the NEC’s location, background studies, and Revitalization Plan is located below. Information on current grant and incentive programs is located under the "Grants & Incentives" tab.

NEC Boundary Map
NEC Boundary Map

NEC Location

The NEC is located in northeast San Antonio and includes the commercial areas surrounding Perrin Beitel and Nacogdoches Roads between NE Loop 410 and O’Conner Road. The NEC area also includes sections of Thousand Oaks Drive, Naco-Perrin Boulevard, and other side streets. Major landmarks located within the NEC boundary are the Longhorn Quarry, Toyota Field, and Capitol Aggregates Inc.

NEC Market Study

In order to understand current conditions and identify improvement strategies, a Market Study for the NEC was completed in 2013. Findings from the Market Study and public input were used to develop the NEC Revitalization Plan.

NEC Market Study (PDF • 148 pages • 16.5 MB)

NEC Revitalization Plan

The NEC Revitalization Plan is a guiding document that describes the goals and strategies for encouraging reinvestment in the NEC. The Plan focuses on empowering area businesses and residents, improving corridor design and appearance, and facilitating economic development.

NEC Revitalization Plan (PDF • 30 pages • 19.5 MB)

Grants & Incentives

COSA Fee-Waiver Program

The City of San Antonio Fee Waiver Program provides financial assistance in the form of fee waivers for City development and San Antonio Water System (SAWS) costs. The program encourages affordable housing, historic preservation, supports our legacy businesses and existing homeowners, and promotes the expansion of small and minority businesses in San Antonio. An application is required for this program. 

For more information on the COSA Fee Waiver Program and the application process, please visit the City’s Fee Waiver Program homepage.

NEC Enhancement Grant Program

The NEC Enhancement Matching Grant program assists owners and tenants of commercial properties within the Perrin Beitel – Nacogdoches revitalization area with facade, landscape, and signage improvements to their businesses. Total project cost is reimbursed to grantee on 2:1 basis up to $50,000. An application is required for this program. Presently, there is not an official deadline to submit an application for FY2021. Complete applications are reviewed on a first come first served basis. (Date TBD based on current events).

Full program details and application form available here (PDF).

Opportunity Zones

The Opportunity Zone program was established by the federal Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 and is designed to encourage long-term investment in designated census tracts through tax incentives. Three census tracts in the NEC have been designated for this program (see Opportunity Zone map). 

More information on the program is available on the City’s Opportunity Zone homepage.

San Antonio Water System (SAWS) Commercial Programs and Rebates

SAWS offers several commercial conservation programs that promote both water and monetary savings. An application is required for each program. 

For more information on SAWS commercial programs and the application process, please visit the SAWs Commercial Program & Rebates homepage.

Small Business Development

The City’s Small Business Office offers several programs that support small, local, and minority or women-owned businesses. Some of these include the Small Business Economic Development Advocacy Program (SBEDA), which offers small businesses the opportunity to compete for city contracts, and the Small Business Liaison Program, which aid business owners with licensing and permitting questions, as well as referrals to technical assistance resources. 

For more information on available programs, please visit the City’s Small Business Development homepage.

Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone (TIRZ)

The Northeast Corridor TIRZ #33 was designated in 2014. Revenue produced from the NEC TIRZ allows the City to fund projects that help spur private investment in the revitalization area. TIRZ funds can be used for infrastructure improvements, streetscape enhancements, and public-private partnerships that seek to improve blighted or underutilized properties and/or create catalytic development. An application is required for this program. 

For more information on TIRZ funding and the application process, please visit the City’s Tax Increment Financing homepage.


Posted: Apr 16, 2018

Northeast Corridor on Texas Public Radio

The Northeast Corridor is in the news – and on the radio! The NEC was recently featured on the Texas Public Radio program, The Source.
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Posted: Apr 16, 2017

NEC Enhancement Matching Grant Improvements – Before & After

The NEC Enhancement Matching Grant Program assists owners and tenants of commercial properties with façade, landscape, and signage improvements.

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