NE 410 and I-35 Area Regional Center

Explore the tabs below to learn more about the assets, challenges and opportunities in the NE 410 and I-35 Area and to view our study area map.

The map below shows the NE Loop 410 and I-35 Regional Center Regional Center Area in relationship to San Antonio. The area is highlighted in black.

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Assets

Many of the assets in the NE 410 and I-35 area tend to fall in to one of two categories: brand-new, tangible developments and amenities provided on/near NE 410 and I-35 City Base or intangible, legacy assets such as well-established natural, recreational, cultural, and historical resources, many of which are co-dependent or mutually influential to one another. Educational and environmental resources are heavily prioritized and respected in the area.

Challenges

The Southside, including the Brooks Area Regional Center, has experienced less recent investment than other parts of the City. There have been historically constrained land use opportunities in this area due to past military activities, and some projects that could have had better outcomes for the community. There are a disproportionately high number of negative socio-economic determinants of health in this planning area. For example, there is a lack of safe, walkable neighborhoods and poor access to parks and other natural amenities. Flooding and drainage are also major issues on many fronts. There is also a desire to support housing that is affordable for those who work in the Brooks Area without further concentrating subsidized housing projects in the area.

Opportunities

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The map below shows the NE Loop 410 and I-35 Regional Center Regional Center Area Plan boundary and the connectivity throughout the area and beyond.

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Sub-Area Plans

Sub-Area Plans are intended to provide a more coordinated, efficient and effective structure for neighborhood planning. Existing and future neighborhood planning will be integrated into the planning for regional centers and community planning areas. Neighborhoods will become integral sub-geographies of these sub-areas while also receiving special attention through chapters and/or sections in each Sub-Area plan, reflecting specific opportunities, challenges, recommendations and priorities from each participating neighborhood. Neighborhood and community plans should be respected, as appropriate, as they are integrated into the sub-area plans.

Comprehensive Plan Regional Centers

Regional centers are one of the major building blocks of San Antonio’s city form and are a major component of the Comprehensive Plan and the overall SA Tomorrow effort.

While most cities have one or two larger employment centers, we have 13. This provides challenges and opportunities. A major organizing element for the Comprehensive Plan is to focus growth in these regional centers, building on the existing pattern of development. They’re envisioned as new “places” where we live, work, and play.

New development is already gravitating to these centers and we can guide additional growth in these areas. Each center is different and its development will be influenced by its existing uses. However, many of the centers are also well-positioned to develop as vibrant mixed-use places. They offer a variety of housing options and price ranges, allow higher-density and incorporate carefully designed and located amenities that will benefit both residents and employees of the center. Each center’s character can attract a different mix of businesses and employees. Therefore, San Antonio must focus its investment and infrastructure strategies on supporting and leveraging the unique identity and assets of each center.

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