San Antonio

East Side residents ready to see community upgrades but worried about family displacements

SAN ANTONIO – East Side residents need to see street enhancements, extra entry to grocery shops, and improved high quality of life but are worried about what they may lose due to these upgrades.

The SA Tomorrow Eastside Community Area draft proposal was offered in a community meeting Wednesday to over 100 residents. Residents had an opportunity to specific their issues and frustrations about the plans which have been within the works since 2017.

The SA Tomorrow Eastside Community Area plan is a part of a wider complete plan led by the City of San Antonio to develop progress and financial progress.

The SA Tomorrow Eastside Community Area plan is a part of a wider complete plan led by the City of San Antonio to develop progress and financial progress. (KSAT)

Tambra Satterfield, an East Side resident, says she’s skeptical of the guarantees the town makes.

“They promised us things so many times and I’ve never seen it come to fruition,” she stated.

But she’s additionally involved about any doable plans that might displace households.

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“We’re also worried about how is it going to affect our taxes when they bring all these new things in? Are they really going to have jobs? Is it going to be sufficient enough for, you know, someone to be able to survive with the economy and the housing going up? Will they be able to keep those properties?” she requested.

The SA Tomorrow Eastside Community Area draft proposal was offered in a community meeting Wednesday to over 100 residents. (KSAT)

Bridget White, director of the City Planning Department, says stakeholders have been concerned within the conferences to draft out the plan up to now since 2017.

Community enter is welcomed till April 17, when employees will start to finalize the plans to be offered to the council within the fall for a vote. The subsequent section after that can be to search for the funds to make these community enhancements, which might come within the type of bonds.

To view the plan draft click here. There can also be contact info to present suggestions.

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