There was a great turnout for the first San Antonio Better Block townhall. Over 40 residents, property owners, and business owners from the Jones and Broadway area came together to learn about building their first Better Block. From this meeting, several individuals signed up to help with landscaping, construction, and developing a series of pop-up businesses including art studios, ice cream shops, flower markets, and more for the March 4th event. Property owners in the area agreed to open up their vacant spaces and contribute to bringing more streetlife to the area. This event will occur in tandem with the city’s second Siclovia (the first event brought out 15,000 people to the area), so the opportunity exists now to shine a spotlight on this block and the community that lives, works, and plays in the area.
If you’re interested in learning more about taking part in this project, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We will be holding two community walk-throughs on February 4th (10AM at Maverick Park, and noon at the San Antonio Museum of Art). For those interested in taking part, please meet us in the lobby of the San Antonio Museum of Art at 200 West Jones Avenue.