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Published on Thursday, December 13, 2018

Councilwoman Rebecca J. Viagran welcomes Mission Manual to District 3

CONTACT: Kellie Alcozer, 210.207.7008


SAN ANTONIO (Dec. 13, 2018) — Councilwoman Rebecca J. Viagran was pleased today with the ordinance to amend the City of San Antonio Historic Design Guidelines to include the Mission Historic District Design Manual for the Mission Historic District and designated structures in the World Heritage Buffer Zone.


“District 3 is home to four of the five Spanish Colonial Missions, as we grow and develop this manual will be critical for us as we preserve our authenticity and character and will bring a sense of place and arrival,” said Viagran.


The manual will act as district-specific design guidelines for the Mission Historic District and serve as a consolidated resource for design requirements within the district. It will also articulate the unique and character-defining features of the district, and demonstrate best-practices concerning land development in sensitive areas. Each section of the manual addresses a specific area of the historic district, covering particular local issues, opportunities and approaches to design.


“The Mission Manual will be an important addition and resource as we continue to honor and preserve our missions. I want to thank our community for their input and our partnerships with the Office of Historic Preservation and World Heritage Office for their contribution to this resource for our property owners,” said Viagran.

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