Downtown is the heart and soul of our City, and we desire to make it
everybody’s neighborhood. Featuring iconic landmarks such as the Tower
of Americas, the Alamo and the Riverwalk, San Antonio must protect its
most vital and historical resources, and invest to create a more
desirable place for locals.
The vision for the redevelopment of Hemisfair is to create a vital mixed use area, centered on a
city park which maintains and revitalizes the historic buildings while
reconnecting the area to the adjacent neighborhoods and providing new
mixed use development, compatible in scale with adjacent properties.
Hemisfair Park will continue to be an accessible neighborhood park that
unifies the city, serves as a community gathering place, and provides an
opportunity for citizens to work, live, and play. Hemisfair Park will
offer many special places and uses; some active, some quiet.
This vision will foster community-wide impact by recognizing the
Hemisfair Park area as critical connecting tissue between previously
disengaged sectors of the urban core. Capitalizing on the success of
HemisFair ’68, the plan’s improvements will encourage economic vitality,
pride and a sense of community for generations of San Antonians now and
yet to come.