Midtown Brackenridge Plan

Client: Midtown TIRZ Board, San Antonio River Authority, City of San Antonio
Site Area: 440 Acres
Planning: Gateway Planning Group
Civil Engineer: Pate Engineers
Landscape Architect: Bender Wells Clark Design
Development: 1836 A.D. Outreach:  Ximenes & Associates, Inc. Legal: Brown & Ortiz, P.C.

Surrounding San Antonio’s Brackenridge Park, the Midtown Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone (TIRZ) is a commercial district that serves five distinct neighborhoods including the rapidly redeveloping Pearl District. The planning team generated a traditional TIRZ plan that ties catalytic public projects to increased tax revenue from private development, a survey of possible Low Impact Development strategies for storm water management, an analysis of infill development issues in San Antonio, and recommendations on the appropriate character of new developments.  An extensive public outreach process proved invaluable and the results were adopted without dissent as an amendment to each neighborhood’s master plan.  The city initiated an infill development task force that revised the city’s development code and review process to streamline the infill development process.