Strategic Historic Preservation Plan

Strategic Historic Preservation PlanIn 2009, the City of San Antonio initiated a public planning process to develop a Strategic Historic Preservation Plan (SHPP).  The purpose of the SHPP is to create a long-term vision and a set of practical and achievable strategies for improving the City’s historic preservation program while building a more broad-based historic preservation ethic within the San Antonio community. 

The City Council, with a recommendation from the Historic and Design Review Commission (HDRC), adopted the citywide Strategic Historic Preservation Plan on Thursday, August 20th, 2009.  The plan includes recommendations in six major categories:  planning, zoning, economic development, historic resources, incentives and education/advocacy. The Strategic Preservation Plan provides concrete strategies to enhance the preservation program and capitalize on our unique historic resources that have a proven positive impact on economic development, heritage tourism, and quality of life.

Now that the plan is adopted, the real work of implementation begins!  The implementation reports below highlight year one and year two achievements.

Strategic Historic Preservation Plan
2011 Strategic Historic Preservation Plan Implementation Report
2011 Implementation Matrix
2010 Strategic Historic Preservation Plan Implementation Report