Land Use & Zoning

A critical component of the World Heritage Work Plan is to update relevant neighborhood plans to reflect the desired and appropriate development goals for the areas surrounding the missions. Throughout the World Heritage Symposia Series conducted by the City of San Antonio and Councilwoman Rebecca J. Viagran in early 2016, the community provided input and feedback on a variety of issues, including ideas and goals about land use and sensitive development throughout the World Heritage area. The community indicated a need to balance the reverence of the San Antonio Missions with various opportunities for growth and development that come with the World Heritage Site designation was a focal point.

On December 1, 2016, the City Council approved 11 land use amendments and updates to four community plans following an open and public input process with community members and property owners within the following neighborhood plans: Lone Star Neighborhood Plan, South Central Community Plan, Stinson Airport Vicinity Land Use Plan, and Heritage South Sector Plan. In early 2017, the City began the process to analyze zoning for the areas impacted by the land use amendments and updates.  Additionally, the City identified opportunities throughout the World Heritage area to align zoning with existing land use overlays and corridor plans such as the Mission Protection Overlay District (MPOD), River Improvement Overlay District (RIO), and the Roosevelt and South Presa Corridor.  In December 2016, City Council approved land use amendments and initiated the analysis of zoning within the World Heritage Buffer Zone. 


Zoning Community Meeting
Tuesday, January 23, 2018
Stinson Municipal Airport
8535 Mission Road
San Antonio, TX 78214
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Mailed to property owners on November 20, 2017

Mailed to property owners on November 3, 2017

Proposed Zoning Changes

Updated: 9/27/2017

On December 5, 2017, the City of San Antonio hosted a Property Owner's Zoning Informational meeting at the Mission Branch Library.  The purpose of the meeting was to share information with property owners on proposed zoning recommendations within the World Heritage Buffer Zone.

A community meeting will be held on January 23, 2018 to receive additional feedback.  Any final recommendations will be brought forward to the Zoning Commission and to City Council for consideration.

Please click on the maps below to review identified properties for rezoning within the World Heritage Buffer Zone. If you were unable to attend the meeting on December 5, 2017, you are welcome to submit feedback by comment icon email or call the World Heritage Office at 210.207.2111.

Land Use Changes

Approved: 12/01/2016


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