The World Heritage Office and Transportation & Capital Improvements Department completed an infrastructure assessment throughout the World Heritage Buffer Zone and identified an overall need of $46.5 million. This assessment includes $14.8 million for street improvements for 70 miles of roadway, $23.5 million for 50 miles of sidewalk gaps, and $8.2 million to bury utility lines.
Through the budget process, the City allocated $2.8 million or 11 percent of the overall infrastructure needed for streets, sidewalks, and transportation projects within the buffer zone. Approximately $730,000 has been invested to ensure pedestrian connectivity and $132,000 for two transportation projects connecting the San Antonio River to Mission San José and eventually to Mission Marquee. Additionally, $2.4 million in road surface improvements along the primary driving route, also known as the World Heritage Trail was completed in 2018.
Other funding is available in the adopted FY 2017 – FY 2021 Infrastructure Management Program, or IMP, for street and sidewalk improvement projects. This is a 5 year rolling city-wide plan, to provide for the maintenance of San Antonio’s infrastructure, that can change based upon input from the community and Council. During the annual budget process, the proposed IMP is presented to Council for approval.
The 2012-2017 Bond Program allocated $16 million for streets, sidewalks, parks and open space renovations, and new recreational facilities within and close to World Heritage area. One of the projects was Espada Road, a $5.5 million roadway investment that was completed in early 2018.
Lastly, the 2017-2022 Bond Program allocated a total of $37 million World Heritage-related projects. Approximately $25 million is committed for improving key corridor streets in the area, such as Roosevelt Avenue, S. Presa Street, Mission Road, and Southcross Boulevard. Further, approximately $5 million is dedicated for a comprehensive World Heritage Trail signage and wayfinding package to orient residents and visitors, as well as $2.5 million for general park rehabilitation improvements and land acquisition. Lastly, an investment of $5 million is allocated for a new facility that could serve as an orientation center, exhibit, and community space in the World Heritage area.
OPPORTUNITIES FOR PUBLIC INPUT
Come Join Us!
Roosevelt Avenue Community Input Meeting
Scheh Center • Harlandale I.S.D. • Cafeteria
906 March Avenue • San Antonio, Texas 78214
Wednesday, March 27, 2019 • 5:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
The City of San Antonio World Heritage Office and Transportation & Capital Improvements Department will host a Roosevelt Avenue Community Input Meeting on Wednesday, March 27, 2019 beginning at 5:00 p.m. This project, a $13 million investment, is part of the voter approved 2017-2022 Bond Program.
Come and share your input on the vision and goals for this corridor project. If you are unable to attend, please complete a quick survey.
La Ciudad de San Antonio lo invita a asistir a una reunión sobre la avenida Roosevelt, un proyecto de bonos. Esta reunión será el miércoles, 27 de marzo del 2019. Como residente de la comunidad, necesitamos su opinión sobre la visión y los objetivos de este proyecto de corredor. Para más información vaya al www.sanantonio.gov/worldheritage. Si no puede asistir, por favor complete una encuesta.
For information on the Roosevelt Avenue Bond Project, please call Richard Casiano, Capital Project Officer at 210.207.8218.