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. Following City Council’s approval of the amendments, City staff began the process in early 2017 to analyze zoning for the areas impacted by the land use amendments and general themes.  Additionally, the City identified opportunities throughout the World Heritage area to align zoning with existing land use for overlays and corridor plans such as the Mission Protection Overlay District (MPOD), River Improvement Overlay District (RIO), and the Roosevelt and South Presa Corridor.

Frequently Asked Questions


Proposed Zoning Changes

Updated: 07/09/2018

On December 5, 2017, the City of San Antonio held the first 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. Following this meeting, City staff began to meet with property owners and conduct property site visits to answer questions and discuss proposed zoning recommendations. 

On January 23 and March 6, 2018, the City of San Antonio held a second and third zoning community meetings at the Stinson Municipal Airport and Harlandale S.T.E.M. Early College High School. These meetings updated property owners and receive additional feedback on the proposed zoning recommendations from the general community.  

Additionally, the City hosted a Zoning Mini-Open House from March 9 through April 7, 2018 at Stinson Municipal Airport (Wednesdays and Saturdays) and the Mission Branch Library (Fridays) to meet with property owners and answer questions regarding their proposed rezoning. Recommendations were presented to Zoning Commission on April 17 and on June 5. On August 2, 2018, City Council is scheduled to consider the proposed zoning changes within the World Heritage Buffer Zone. Staff is continuing to meet with property owners. If you need more information, have a comment, or would like to schedule a meeting, you can email the World Heritage Office or call (210) 207-2111. 

Click on the maps below to review identified properties for rezoning within the World Heritage Buffer Zone.  Please see the attached Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) for answers to some of the questions received to date. 

Maps updated 07/19/2018

Land Use Changes

Approved: 12/01/2016


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