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SAN ANTONIO (March 14, 2019) - This week, District 1 and City staff announced the commencement of a rezoning process that will fix thousands of improperly zoned residential, commercial, and industrial properties in the Monte Vista, Dellview, Beacon Hill, Alta Vista, River Road, and the West End neighborhoods. The move comes after Councilman Roberto Treviño filed two Council Consideration requests in the Fall of 2017 and 2018 to correct zoning that was negatively impacting communities across District 1.
“The rezoning process will have immeasurable positive impact on District 1,” said Councilman Treviño. “I am grateful to the neighborhoods, Tier 1 Neighborhood Coalition, City Manager Erik Walsh, and the Development Services staff for working together to improve the quality of life for every resident.”
In 2001, when the City of San Antonio adopted its current zoning code, conversions from the old code left large areas of the city with overly zoned parcels. Single-family residential properties were zoned as multi-family, commercial, or industrial and vice versa. The incorrectly zoned parcels prevent homeowners and businesses from expanding or doing significant improvements. For some properties, the error even resulted in higher property taxes.
"Thank you to Councilman Treviño and the City for preserving neighborhood character and protecting single family residences from improper land use,” said Monte Vista board member, Tony Garcia. “Also, this rezoning initiative aligns with the planning and land use recommendations that residents help develop for the SA Tomorrow Plan.”
This process is a continuation of a concentrated effort made by District 1 and the City of San Antonio to remedy longstanding zoning issues. In March 2017, City Council approved the Ruiz Street Project, which corrected zoning for a bulk of properties on the near Westside.
“This rezoning will help to stabilize the land use and development of our area,” stated West End Hope in Action Co-Chair Shawn Price.
The corrective zoning process will begin with the northern section of Monte Vista and the eastern section of Dellview this April.