…Redefine Economic Development as Investment in Place : Center for Neighborhood Technology

We are studying the infill potential of Alta Vista Neighborhood for both residential and commercial uses.  -Photo by Claudia Guerra

We are studying the infill potential of Alta Vista Neighborhood for both residential and commercial uses. – Photo by Claudia Guerra



Three things our neighborhood has are location, location, location, being just north of downtown San Antonio, Texas and home to the historic San Pedro Springs Park. Still our mostly-residential Alta Vista Neighborhood has lots of potential for more intensive urbanity. Our neighborhood association, and the couple of committees on which Claudia and I serve are beginning to collaborate to study the resources we have and their potential for the future.

I saw some parallels with the scenario this article describes for Chicago. We’re investing in place, here at home. We’re just operating on a much smaller scale, and we’re at an early stage in the process.

“When housing and job growth occur in communities with transportation options, households have more options to live, work, get around in affordable communities.

When communities grow compactly, close to jobs and along transit routes, households have greater choice between affordable communities in which to live, increased employment opportunities close to home, and multiple transportation options connecting the two….”

Priority Development Areas in Chicago Will Redefine Economic Development as Investment in Place : Center for Neighborhood Technology.

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