Unfortunately, this was just another project that Gordon Grabill had already given his permission to go ahead with. He has continually lent his support to project after project that has turned our neighborhood into an industrial/business park. He has one last project he’s trying so hard to complete which will wipe out the last small area of single family residential homes. He makes sure that any video I have posted about it on nextdoor.com is deleted. He also will get a $10,000 payment from the company who wants this land if he convinces enough neighbors to sign the petition. It’s so wrong. He fails to tell the neighbors that it will remain single family residential. Instead, he paints an “awful” picture of what could happen. I can tell you what HAS already happened! We’re living in the middle of an industrial park!! More trucks, industry and noise increase every single day AND night in spite of the empty promises he has made.
PA-2022-11600007 Public Hearing February 23, 2022
As things stand right now, the approximately 49 acres up for zoning change has numerous zoning designations, including C-2, MF-33, R-6, and BP, (commercial, multi-family 33, low density residential and business park), and the attempt is being made to change this to business park. To understand more about what the designations mean, see this document: https://docsonline.sanantonio.gov/fileuploads/dsd/examplespermitteduses.pdf.
Isn’t a Business Park Better Than Multi-Family 33?
This will be a common argument thrown at you,–I’ve also personally heard Gordon Grabill ask the question,–what would I rather be built behind my home; a business park or section 8 homes? However, it is important to keep in mind that no one can come in and build all apartments or “Section 8” homes without also having to re-zone as there are too many mixed areas right now.
Of course, Gordon Grabill, President of C1NA, (Camelot 1 Neighborhood Association), made a point to also remind me that none of has a say,–the City of San Antonio will do what they want. Well, okay,–but I do find it interesting why they bother letting us know or asking if that’s the case. I guaran-damn-tee you if we were living in Alamo Heights or Terrell Hills, things wouldn’t go down like they’re going down here.
Regardless, this is what’s on the table. Hopefully, we will be able to get this meeting rescheduled so more neighbors can be made aware of this situation. Honestly, I don’t know what is better, however, I DO think the neighbors should have the right to talk about it and decide. I just received the 2 documents below this past weekend; February 19th, 2022.
LOCATION OF MEETING ARRIVE AT 9 AM IF YOU WISH TO SPEAK
Meeting will be held at Cliff Morton Development & Business Services Center, 1901 South Alamo Street (78204) Board Room on Wednesday, February 23rd, 2022 at 2:00 PM (IF YOU WISH TO SPEAK YOU MUST ARRIVE BY 1:00 PM)
WHAT CAN YOU DO?
Call 210-206-7564 by 10 AM, Wednesday, February 23rd, 2022 and leave a voice message up to 3 minutes long.
ATTEND THE HEARING IN PERSON AT THE ABOVE REFERENCED ADDRESS. ARRIVE AN HOUR EARLY IF YOU WISH TO SPEAK AS YOU WILL NEED TO SIGN IN PRIOR TO SPEAKING.
WHAT’S NEXT? TUESDAY, MARCH 1, 2022
If this is not rescheduled or delayed, the next meeting will be on Tuesday, March 1st, 2022.