Oct
2
1:00 PM13:00

Zoning Commission Votes on IDZ Changes

  • 1901 South Alamo Street San Antonio, TX, 78204 United States (map)
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The City of San Antonio Zoning Commission will vote on proposed changes to the Infill Development Zones. Show up to testify on Tuesday!

Many changes to the zoning are positive, but SANE has concerns about a couple of changes.

Some key changes that concern SANE are:

  1. For the mixed use zonign proposed - if the property abuts a single family neighborhood, a ten-foot building setback is required and the building shall not exceed two and a half (2.5) stories or thirty five (35) feet in height, if the structure is fifty (50) feet or less from the single family area.

This will severely limit any devleopment along corridors such as Fredericksburg Rd, McCullough, Flores, and Blanco. Mixed use developments on corridors such as these will be near impossible. This will limit housing options in many neighborhoods, driving up the cost of current and future housing.

  1. IDZ-2 IDZ-3 the minimum parking requirements are reduced by 50%. Currently, parking is not required in any IDZ.

Parking is expensive. What is traded for the expense of parking? Housing units! A parking space, depending on how parking is provided, costs $15K to $40K to provide. This increases the cost of housing units and limits the number of housing units from being built. In a city that needs affordable housing, this requirement doesn’t make sense. Furthermore, if San Antonio is serious about real transit for our near future then parking requirements seem extraneous.

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Jun
13
6:00 PM18:00

Future San Antonio Forum

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Event + Live Stream
Join us afterward for a Mix and Mingle at  Alida, 527 El Paso St
June 13th, UTSA - Aula Canaria Auditorium, 501 W. Cesar Chavez Blvd
6 to 8:30 PM

A constructive discourse on key issues in the urban landscape

Did you know that last year San Antonio had the largest population increase (by numbers, not percentage) in the United States? If we don't come together now to decide how we want to grow, we may end up like so many other cities - pushed out because there isn't enough housing to meet demand, and prices go through the roof! Then local businesses are pushed out too, leaving a sterile city.

Future SA Forum brings together experts with experience from many sides of the growth debate. You can submit questions both in person and online. Join us to discus what we can do now to ensure we maintain and grow our quality of life.

Moderator: Jim Bailey - Alamo Architects
Panelists:
* Liz Franklin - Dignowity Hill Neighborhood Association
* David Bogle - Owner of SYNCRO Architecture Studio and historical preservation advocate
* Anisa Schell - Board member of Tobin Hill Community Association & Tier One Neighborhood Coalition
* John Cooley - COO at Terramark
* Peter French - CEO of Rising Barn PBC & Development Director at GrayStreet Partners
* Ashley Smith - Alamo Architects
 

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Sponsored by SANE, MyUrbanSA, and Bike SA.
@sanesatx, @bike_satx, @myurbansa

UTSA location paid for by Grays St Partners, Alamo Architects, and San Antonio Apartment Association
 

Hope to see you there!

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Feb
24
8:30 AM08:30

SA Climate Town Hall

  • 501 West César E Chávez Boulevard San Antonio, TX, 78207 United States (map)
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Share your thoughts about San Antonio’s first Climate Action and Adaptation Plan. Includes a community panel to discuss the plan’s vision and priorities. Free and open to the public

UTSA Downtown Campus, Assembly Room (BV 1.338)

501 W César E Chávez Blvd, San Antonio

More info: http://saclimateready.org/calendar/

 

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Jan
30
6:00 PM18:00

Future Land Use Classification Meeting - rescheduled!

  • Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center (map)
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The Planning Department will be hosting a citywide meeting to gain input on the proposed revised future land use classification. The updated classification will create consistency across the city’s land use plans and help implement the SA Tomorrow Comprehensive Plan. 

The meeting will be held on Tuesday, January 16th at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in the Cantilever Room at 6:00 pm.  Free parking will be available as part of Downtown Tuesday. 

More information at http://www.sanantonio.gov/Planning/PlanningUrbanDesign/Future-Land-Use 

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Jan
25
to Feb 9

Support SA Corridors to Support Rapid Transit in SA

SA Corridors Plan to be presented to the Comprehensive Plan Committee
 

The SA Corridors Plan adopted by full council on Feb 8, 2018, 9 am, at  114 W. Commerce St.

Please consider attending for public comment to support the plan and encourage Council to adopt.

Sign a petition to support SA Corridors Here

 Sign a petition to support SA Corridors  Here   The SA Corridors Plan helps with VIA's application for federal funding for rapid transit in San Antonio. It needs your support to get it adopted by San Antonio Council (Council already pushed off adoption due to a vocal minority raising concerns). Call your District representative NOW to say you support SA Corridors - tell them not to delay any further!  More info at www.sacorridors.com

Sign a petition to support SA Corridors Here

The SA Corridors Plan helps with VIA's application for federal funding for rapid transit in San Antonio. It needs your support to get it adopted by San Antonio Council (Council already pushed off adoption due to a vocal minority raising concerns). Call your District representative NOW to say you support SA Corridors - tell them not to delay any further!

More info at www.sacorridors.com

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SA Corridors Community Meeting
Dec
13
5:30 PM17:30

SA Corridors Community Meeting

Community meeting to gather thoughts regarding the draft SA Corridors Strategic Framework Plan - a study concerning the growth of the San Antonio as it relates to future rapid transit options.

If you want rapid transit to be a part of our city then it is important to attend the meeting and let your voice be heard!

www.sacorridors.com

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SA Corridors Community Meeting
Dec
12
5:30 PM17:30

SA Corridors Community Meeting

  • Hardberger Park Urban Ecology Center (map)
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Community meeting to gather thoughts regarding the draft SA Corridors Strategic Framework Plan - a study concerning the growth of the San Antonio as it relates to future rapid transit options.

If you want rapid transit to be a part of our city then it is important to attend the meeting and let your voice be heard!

www.sacorridors.com

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VIA Public Workshop - Rapid Transit Corridor Studies
Nov
29
5:30 PM17:30

VIA Public Workshop - Rapid Transit Corridor Studies

  • 211 Belknap Place San Antonio, TX, 78212 United States (map)
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VIA to Host Public Workshop for Rapid Transit Corridor Studies

The community is invited to offer comments in person or online.

SAN ANTONIO (Nov. 15, 2017) – VIA Metropolitan Transit will host a public workshop and an online meeting to receive added input on the Rapid Transit Corridor (RTC) studies. Comments received in previous workshops have assisted VIA in the study of four corridors that could support rapid transit options in the future (East-West, Northwest, North-Central, and Southeast corridors), and now input is needed on three additional corridors across the region.

The public workshop is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2017 in the Barshop Auditorium at Temple Beth-El, 211 Belknap Place, and the online meeting can be accessed at VIAVision2040.com anytime Nov. 16 – Dec. 13, 2017.

Comments may be submitted at the public workshop, online or in writing through Dec. 13, 2017. Written comments may be mailed to Attention: Government & Community Relations – RTC Studies, c/o VIA Metropolitan Transit, P.O. Box 12489, San Antonio, Texas 78212, or by email at GCR@viainfo.net.

The meeting facility is wheelchair accessible. Persons with hearing impairments may request an interpreter 48 hours prior to the meeting by calling TDD (210) 362-2019 or by calling VIA Government & Community Relations at (210) 362-2389.

For more information, please visit VIAVision2040.com.

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Nov
14
to Nov 18

3 SA Tomorrow Planning Meetings Nov 15 through Nov 18th

Midtown Area Community Meeting

SA Tomorrow Midtown Area Regional Center Community Meeting

11/15/2017 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

6:00 - 8:00 pm | San Antonio College - Loftin Student Center, 1st Floor
Served by VIA Routes 3, 4 20, and 90

 

Westside Community Meeting

SA Tomorrow Westside Community Plan Meeting
Event date: 11/16/2017 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM

5:30 - 8:00 pm | Pre-K 4 SA West Center, 1235 Enrique M. Barrera Pkwy

 

Brooks Area Community Meeting

SA Tomorrow Brooks Area Regional Center Community Workshop
Event date: 11/18/2017 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
10:00am - 12:00pm | San Antonio River Authority Mission Operations Center | 8510-3 Mission Parkway
 

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SANE Meeting - SA Corridors Forum
Nov
13
5:00 PM17:00

SANE Meeting - SA Corridors Forum

  • 708 West Summit Avenue San Antonio, TX, 78212 United States (map)
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SANE will be holding a forum on SA Corridors with a discussion and presentation led by Jacob Floyd, senior planner at City of San Antonio.

Come support, learn about, and advocate for SA Corridors! BRING FRIENDS that support rapid transit and a vibrant city!


SACorridors.com is a vital plan that helps VIA receive federal funds for rapid transit. There has been some nimby push back on the plan recently, which has caused an indefinite delay in its adoption. SANE's advocacy can help change the outcome of the plan and get it adopted!

Meeting will be held at The Impact Guild, 708 W Summit Ave.

Drinks provided, bring a dish for a potluck!

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Oct
23
2:00 PM14:00

IDZ Task Force Meeting

  • 1901 South Alamo Street San Antonio, TX, 78204 United States (map)
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Task Force Meetings: 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
October 23, 2017
November 20, 2017
December 18, 2017
January 22, 2018

Task Force Meetings will be held in Training Room B, 2nd floor at the DSD Building located at 1901 S. Alamo, unless otherwise noted.

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Oct
22
11:00 AM11:00

SiCLOVIA - San Antonio

Síclovía is a free event that turns major city streets into a safe place for people to exercise and play.The streets become temporarily car-free for about 5 hours on Sundays for families to run, ride bikes, take exercise classes and enjoy their city streets.

http://www.ymcasatx.org/siclovia

 

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Nicaragua Yoga Retreat - Dawn & DJ iLko!
Mar
21
to Mar 28

Nicaragua Yoga Retreat - Dawn & DJ iLko!

Join Dawn and DJ iLko in Nicaragua for an unforgettable yoga, music and water-based retreat at two incredible locations. Prioritize this opportunity to rejuvenate and regenerate your soul through yoga asana, pranayama, meditation, music, and water activities at these places of paradise. Apoyo Lodge is situated on the shores of Laguna de Apoyo, a mineral rich thermally vented crystal clear basin of water encircled by a protected ecological nature reserve.Yemaya is nestled on Little Corn Island a pristine tropical island surrounded by turquoise waters and white sandy beaches located on the Caribbean side of the country. Yemaya is named after the African goddess of the sea which suits this place which hosts vibrant reefs and colorful sea life. Yoga is all about exploration – explore and discover the rich offerings this retreat has to offer your soul through yoga, music, conscious food and connection to the water element!

Portion of the proceeds will benefit Yoga Behind Bars – Washington State non-profit that offers daily yoga and meditation classes to men, women and youth behind bars – giving students the opportunity for rehabilitation, growth and healing.

Click here for further details

Don't want to miss this!

 Yoga Classes Daily on the Caribbean at Little Corn Hotel in Nicaragua

Yoga Classes Daily on the Caribbean at Little Corn Hotel in Nicaragua

 Luxurious Rooms!

Luxurious Rooms!

 Stunning Views

Stunning Views

Testimonials on Retreats Hosted by Dawn Hanson (Sitka Yoga)

"I highly recommend a retreat with Dawn, I had a wonderful three days with her in a beautiful setting along the Pacific Northwest coast. Everything was perfect, Dawn offered yoga classes for all levels, mixed in with meditation and chanting mantras - a unique experience which I truly loved. It makes energy move through your body and heart, and you feel open and free afterwards. A wonderful escape, with a professional teacher who is also very knowledgeable about Ayurveda and made it accessible to us. I returned home with a quieter mind and focus within, thanks to Dawn, and with the memory of the sound of the ocean." 

Practitioner, Angelika N.

"I had a wonderful time at the Seaside Yoga Retreat with Dawn. She is a gifted guide and provided a fantastic range of yoga. The workshops really made this retreat stand out; I gained so much wisdom on Ayurveda and eating well. All of the raw vegan dishes were delicious and I felt great after eating only raw vegan food for a few days. Also, I really appreciated the combination of very nice accommodations with a down-to-earth vibe. I highly recommend this retreat."

Practitioner, Susan A.

Testimonial - Teacher (host), Dawn Hanson

"Dawn is a very gifted teacher- she is able to apply her extensive training to students of all levels. Her instruction is effective not only because she chooses her words carefully, with clear descriptions and gentle adjustments, but also because it is obvious that she loves what she does. Anyone lucky enough to practice with Dawn will come away with a deeper understanding of their own abilities/limitations, and of yoga in general. I can't recommend her enough!"

Practitioner, K. Parker

“Dawn creates a space and presence with Yoga that is inspiring.

Dawn is dedicated to yoga, this shows from her words, actions and demeanor. In class her verbiage is valuable beyond her exceptional cues. She tells a story of yoga, explains the benefits and philosophy. She presents an education on the art and practice.

I studied under Dawn in Hoquiam, Washington in a beautiful space she built; calm, peaceful, comfortable. The time spent was invaluable. Her attention to detail in helping to get the most out of each asana according to my capabilities was wonderful. A small adjustment would be ever so useful and change the experience of the movement. Attention to breath, so important, actually worked with Dawn’s presentation. Attention to transitions is a beautiful part of yoga; Dawn pays great attention to this.

My yoga experience in other studios after working with Dawn now has an outstanding feature: with every transition, every asana, I can hear the voice telling me to inhale for the transition, settle into the asana with an exhale, plant the outsides of my feet, be strong and breathe.

I am grateful for having had this experience with Dawn.”

Practioner, J. Whitney

“Having tried yoga before with neither emotional, physical, nor spiritual connection, I was skeptical, but Dawn was truly a life changing force for me. I felt at once challenged, supported, relaxed, and valued when I was in her classes. Because of Dawn's teaching practice, yoga has an important place in my life.”

Practitioner, C. Krick

"Dawn is the yoga teacher I needed to take my practice where I hoped it would go. Her use of a focused intention helps elevate the whole class to focus on our breath and the moment. She is attentive to the needs of the class and provides helpful adjustments to get the most out of a pose."

Yoga practitioner, S. Peterson

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Benefit Yoga Class - Yoga Behind Bars
Feb
5
7:00 PM19:00

Benefit Yoga Class - Yoga Behind Bars

Rhythm Slow Flow Vinyasa with musician, iLko

Friday, February 5th 7 PM, 342 10th St, Astoria Oregon

$20 – pre-registration is appreciated, info@sitkayoga.com

This is an all levels, blissful, playful slow flow vinyasa class taught by Dawn of Sitka Yoga with guest musician, iLko. iLko is a Vancouver based musician who strives to create a fresh experience for yogis and yoginis with his unique approach to music.
iLko is a musician and song writer of 20 some years that is not locked into any specific sound or genre; he dedicates himself fully to music, performance, event production that all carry a positive energy. “Under the stage name iLko, Major streams blended beats, everything from building chirping, high energy jammers to down-low 808’s in always danceable, digestible, fluid sets.” – The Source Weekly
Dawn is a 500-hr registered, experienced yoga teacher and is currently studying under Rod Stryker. Dawn teaches classes in Astoria, Oregon and Stafford Creek Correctional Facility, as well as hosts workshops and retreats.
100% proceeds goes to Yoga Behind Bars – WA State non-profit that offers daily yoga and meditation classes to women, men and youth behind bars, giving them opportunities for rehabilitation, growth and healing. Dawn of Sitka teaches for Yoga Behind Bars at Stafford Creek Correctional Facility.
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