City Updates from Alamo Heights and Terrell Hills
Zoo Agrees to New Kiddie Park Site Brackenridge Park Conservancy concerned about the Parks original relocation site BY EDMOND ORTIZ
The San Antonio Zoo agreed in June to change the planned relocation site for Kiddie Park. The owners of the historic childrenâ€™s amusement park announced this spring the park would be moved from East Mulberry Avenue to inside the zoo grounds. But the Brackenridge Park Conservancy was critical of the original relocation site, saying it would create some problems along the San Antonio River. A June 6 news release stated the zoo and conservancy reached a compromise. This September, BPC will release a cultural landscape report designed to help all stakeholders begin to see the park in a broader perspective.
Witte's Exhibit Receives an Award
The American Alliance of Museums recently awarded the Silver MUSE Research and Innovation Award to the H-E-B Body Adventure at the Witte Museum. A news release stated the alliance honored the use of POWERpass technology at the Body Adventure, an interactive exhibit that explores how the human body works. The exhibit also emphasizes the benefits of physical fitness and better community health. 32
JULY 2019 | 78209magazine.com
San Antonio Adopts Midtown Plan
San Antonio City Council on June 6 approved the Midtown regional plan as part of the SA Tomorrow longrange comprehensive plan. The Midtown plan affects San Antonio neighborhoods within a 3.7-square-mile area, including Mahncke Park, River Road, and properties on the western edges of Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston. The Midtown regional plan suggests using neighborhood areas, mixed-use areas, and a light industrial area as the best ways to guide future land use. Neighborhood areas feature primarily low or mediumdensity residential neighborhoods. Mixed-use areas blend office, retail, service, and recreational spaces.
Shake Shack Opens
Shake Shack, the popular chain of burger-centric restaurants, opened its second San Antonio location at 3003 Broadway and East Mulberry Avenue on June 7. The 4,000-square-foot Brackenridge Park restaurant features a full menu along with indoor and outdoor seating. The location also donated 5% of sales from its Pie Oh My concrete dessert to the San Antonio Food Bank.
Bless Your Heart closes
The owners of the Bless Your Heart boutique closed their Sunset Ridge location in early June, but not before holding a clearance sale. The local store had been open for eight years. The original Bless Your Heart in Bracken is still open.
Community and Lifestyle magazine for the 78209 zip code of San Antonio, Tx.