Vision & Goals
A vision statement describes the desired state of a place in the future. With community support, an effective vision can influence decisions and inspire action to move toward that idealized future. Goals further describe the outcomes that will support the realization of the vision. These, in turn, are supported by more specific strategies and actions that will implement the bigger-picture vision and goals. These strategies will involve specific proposed projects, programs, policies, and other means of achieving the community vision.
The Draft Vision and Goals for the Fort Sam Houston Area Regional Center were prepared based off input from residents and community stakeholders through an online questionnaire, two community meetings, and a planning team meeting. Below are the emerging vision and goals for the Fort Sam Houston area:
The Fort Sam Houston Area Regional Center is a high-quality place to live, work, learn, and play with safe and distinct neighborhoods connected to - and well integrated with - the military base, Frost Bank Center and Coliseum grounds, and vibrant employment areas. This mosaic of San Antonio's past, present, and future is woven together with a robust trail system providing local and regional transportation and recreation opportunities; a well-connected, well-maintained network of shaded roadways and streets; and walkable, bikeable, and transit-friendly mixed-use districts that serve local residents during non-event times and visitors during events.
Goal 1: Promote quality development that is compatible with existing neighborhoods and includes additional housing options for military and non-military families and households.
Goal 2: Improve existing connections and create new connections and crossings that are truly multimodal, aesthetically pleasing, and provide stormwater benefits.
Goal 3: Provide more greenways, trails, and recreational amenities throughout the Regional Center and connecting to nearby areas.
Goal 4: Strategically locate additional medium- and higher-density mixed-use development to create districts that double as locally serving hubs of small business and visitor entertainment destinations.
Goal 5: Facilitate overall development patterns that include local employment and entertainment opportunities.
Goal 6: Improve comfort, safety, and aesthetics throughout the Regional Center with trees, other urban greening, and integration of sustainable infrastructure.