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 Greater Airport 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 Greater Airport area:
The Greater Airport Area Regional Center is a successful employment center with a variety of small and large businesses, including shops, restaurants, and entertainment venues, that serve the area’s diverse and safe neighborhoods, the City, and are compatible with Airport operations. Residents and visitors enjoy a well-distributed and maintained parks, open space, and trail system, and complete streets with safe and comfortable pedestrian, bicycle and transit options.
Goal 1: Create safe and vibrant destinations with a diversity of strategically located and high-quality housing, employment, and mixed-use developments that respects existing neighborhoods and avoid conflict with the Airport.
Goal 2: Improve existing streets and create new connections that are truly multimodal, aesthetically pleasing and provide stormwater benefits.
Goal 3: Increase equitable access to parks, open space, trails and recreational amenities throughout the Regional Center.
Goal 4: Address safety concerns and barriers created by transportation infrastructure of all types throughout the Regional Center.
Goal 5: Improve comfort, safety and aesthetics throughout the Regional Center with trees, other urban greening, and integration of sustainable infrastructure.
Goal 6: Enhance transit connections to amenities within the Greater Airport Regional Center, to Downtown, and to other Regional Centers in and outside of San Antonio for residents, employees, and visitors.