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updated as of 5/3/2018
Future land use is important because it helps determine where people will live, work, and play in the City of San Antonio and is the basis for zoning and other land use and development decisions. Currently, the City has approximately 50 different adopted land use plans, many of which have land use categories and definitions that are inconsistent with each other. In some cases, these plans and land use maps have not been updated for many years while in other parts of the City, no land use map exists at all.
The updated land use classification will be used as a starting point to update the currently adopted Chapter 35 Unified Development Code (UDC) Land Use Categories and Definitions section. The UDC categories and definitions are being updated with several objectives in mind:
The Planning Department hosted a series of five focus groups to get expert technical input on land use challenges and opportunities from a variety of stakeholders. These focus groups included internal City departments; external government partners (AAMPO, VIA, SAWS, CPS, etc.); private sector (developers, engineers, architects); community and non-profit groups; and neighborhood associations and alliances represented on the SA Tomorrow Comprehensive Plan Steering Committee. Comments and input received from these stakeholders is being integrated with policy direction from the Comprehensive Plan as well as research on best practices from other cities to create the proposed new classification.
On January 16, 2018 the Planning Department held a citywide Community meeting to present the proposed land use classification revision and seek public comment. A preview of the meeting flyer can be found here.
The initial draft version of the updated Future Land Use classifications can be downloaded here. The draft versions of the updated Future Land Use classifications are posted here to give the community a first look at proposed changes and to serve as a basis for preliminary public comments.
Please use the links below to review the current UDC land use categories and definitions as well as the proposed changes. You are welcome to submit comments and feedback by email to email@example.com or call the Planning Department at (210) 207-0244.