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The Source: Will Fredericksburg Road Get A Facelift?

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Uptown Theater, 1945. The Zintgraff Collection, UTSA’s Institute of Texan Cultures, #Z-2647-O-1, Courtesy of John and Dela White.
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Part of the Old Spanish Trail that linked Florida to California - Fredericksburg Road is a corridor that's seen a lot of history - growth - boom - and decline.

Is it time to rejuvenate the artery that stretches from downtown Five Points to the north west?
The city is looking at a plan to study and redesign Old Fred.

It could be the spark that re-ignites the area - helping small businesses and traffic flow - or could it accelerate gentrification of those legacy neighborhoods. 

Take a trip up Fredericksburg Road

 

Guests:

  • Bridgette White, Interim Planning Director at the City of San Antonio
  • Nina Nixon-Mendez, Planning Administrator
David Martin Davies can be reached at dmdavies@tpr.org and on Twitter at @DavidMartinDavi