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Texas A&M University–San Antonio: City Seeks Feedback On Planning Regional Vision

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It's been about a decade since the Texas A&M University system established a stand-alone campus in San Antonio. Now, the City is ready to draft goals for growth in the area.

With more than 8,000 alumni and almost 6,500 current students, A&M-SA is a catalyst for San Antonio's Southside. The university is expected to be an anchor for the regional planning project for the surrounding area, which includes historic sites and Toyota's local manufacturing facilities. 

The region is one of four emerging "activity centers" identified in the city's SA Tomorrowcomprehensive plan for managing change and growth. The initial public input period includes an online questionnaire on topics like housing, land use, and neighborhood priorities. 

How will the plan incorporate the interests of area residents and businesses? How can the region maximize benefit from A&M-SA? What will the university's community involvement efforts look like, moving forward?

What do you want to see happen on San Antonio's Southside?

Visit SASpeakUp.com for more information on regional planning outreach and click here to view the survey (ends February 26) in Spanish. 


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This interview aired on Monday, February 18, 2019.

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