If you have been downtown recently, you have probably noticed the construction, the cranes, and the big projects.
Sarah Esserleiu Khalil, Centro San Antonio Economic Development Director, joined Leading SA to discuss the new public database and the big projects on the horizon.
“We have been working for about a year to build this tool, but really, this comes about because we’ve had a lot of construction and a lot of questions about that construction… We wanted to have a way to see it easily and demystify some of the construction. [The map is] broken down by private and public [projects,]” Khalil said.
The database is open for the public to use and is intended to be user-friendly.
“You don’t need to be sophisticated [or] know terminology about development or construction. You can just go to the tool and kind of click into it. Also, we when we talk to businesses and they’re considering maybe opening a location downtown, they want to be able to know what exactly is going on and what can they count on in the coming years as far as office workers or tourism or more residents downtown to know if it’s a good spot for them to open. So we wanted this tool to be broad open to kind of the investment and business community, but also for the public. This is curious about construction downtown,” Khalil said.