Greetings everyone! The holiday season is upon us and we are approaching the end of 2016!

Last month, the City of San Antonio introduced the new downtown parking initiative, which will bring some significant changes to the neighborhood. I hope you had an opportunity to attend the parking meetings held during November, as this represents a considerable change to resident and business parking in our neighborhood. If you have any questions or concerns, please address them to the city.

Looking forward, in 2017 the City has a bond election slated for the spring that could have a significant impact on King William/Lavaca and the surrounding area. The KWA board reviewed projects recommended by City staff for inclusion in the bond election, and voted to support the following projects:

 

 

Streets, Bridges, Sidewalks

  • District 1 Pedestrian Mobility
  • World Heritage Trail Signage & Wayfinding
  • Lone Star Area Streets (World Heritage)
  • Alamo Area Streets
  • Commerce Street (Santa Rosa to Frio)
  • Commerce Street (St. Mary’s to Santa Rosa)
  • Hemisfair Internal Streets Phase II
  • Main and Soledad (Pecan to Navarro)
  • Probandt (S. Alamo to Hwy 90)
  • San Saba (Dolorosa to W. Martin)
  • Santa Rosa (Cesar Chavez to Houston)
  • S. Alamo (Market to Cesar Chavez)
  • Cesar Chavez – Complete Street
  • Broadway (Houston to Hildebrand)

Drainage & Flood

  • San Pedro Creek Improvements

Parks & Recreation

  • San Pedro Creek
  • La Villita
  • Hemisfair Civic Park
  • Hemisfair Historic Homes

Facilities

  • World Heritage/Cultural Arts Center
  • EPIcenter (not on the City staff list)

Neighborhood Improvements 

  • Public Art

The KWA board supported these projects because they will have a significant positive impact on King William and our quality of life, as well as satisfying the intent of our charter and strategic plan.

I wish you all a happy holiday season, and I look forward to working with you to address the opportunities and challenges we face in 2017! -Chris Price