D10 Councilman files joint CCR on Transportation Oriented Development

Published on October 19, 2023

Council District 10 Clayton Perry   

SAN ANTONIO (October 19, 2023) – In a joint effort, Councilman Whyte and two colleagues submitted a Council Consideration Request (CCR) yesterday asking for the formation of a Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) plan in connection with the VIA Advanced Rapid Transit (ART) North/South and East/West lines.  

In May 2020, the voters of San Antonio gave their approval for dedicated funding for transit projects and improvements, with a particular focus on the innovative Advanced Rapid Transit network. The TOD initiative has goals that will encompass, but are not limited to, the following aspects:

  • Enhancing quality of life: By establishing more convenient public transportation routes that allow our residents to live, work and play along the ART lines.
  • Stimulating Economic Development: Attracting both local and national businesses, thereby creating more jobs and economic activity.
  • Addressing Environmental and Traffic Impact: This includes reducing greenhouse gas emissions and alleviating traffic congestion.

“Transit oriented development can have a positive impact on our city's residents if done properly,” Councilman Whyte stated. “Since it has already been decided that we are going to spend money on these new ART lines, it is crucial to have a plan in place to maximize our investment and inform our community as to how their tax dollars are being utilized and the services that will be delivered."