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 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 will offer many special places and uses; some active, some quiet.
This vision will foster community-wide impact by recognizing the Hemisfair 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.