Zona Cultural

Crossroads of Culture, Commerce & Community

Citywide Impact: Zona Cultural is the birthplace of San Antonio; home to many of the city’s most historic and iconic locations and institutions, including Main Plaza, Plaza de Armas, historic El Mercado, and Alameda Theater. With significant new public and private investment happening within and around the area, the time for Zona Cultural to take steps to realize its potential is now! A recent State designation recognizing Zona Cultural as a certified Cultural District has helped galvanize support from local stakeholders and has given greater cachet to Zona Cultural.

Soon Zona Cultural will be surrounded by some of downtown’s latest and exciting developments such as UTSA School of Data Science, San Pedro Creek, Weston Urban’s upcoming multi-story development at the historic Continental Hotel, and more. These latest developments will breathe new life into this long-abandoned block and marry a respect for our history, culture, and community with a nod to our cool and exciting future.

Economic Impact: The confluence of San Pedro Creek, UTSA campus expansion, and the Zona Cultural arts designation are attracting considerable development interest in the underutilized and long-vacant real estate in the area. Public improvements in this area will include 7 major street improvement projects and 21 private projects bringing the combined total of public and private investment to $1.25 billion. 

Cultural Impact: Zona Cultural (El Mercado)’s position as San Antonio’s center of daily commerce is steeped in rich history. The impact of returning El Mercado to a vibrant, authentic marketplace for locals and visitors alike will enrich San Antonio’s unique cultural handprint among American cities. It will become the corazón of downtown. 

Synergies & Connections Impact: Zona Cultural creates strong east/west cultural, institutional, and commercial connections. Zona Cultural and UTSA connect the west side to downtown through arts, education, and cultural heritage.

Identity & Branding Impact: Zona Cultural brings unique, contemporary cultural depth to San Antonio. Zona Cultural has the special opportunity to create cultural appeal for today’s visitors and tomorrow’s San Antonians.

PROJECTS NEARBY

Development Pipeline

Under Construction & Proposed Projects

The data below features projects that are under construction or proposed within a .25-mile radius of Zona Cultural.

However, the map below features projects within the greater downtown area.

 

0
Projects
$ 0 M
Invested

PRIVATE PROJECTS

36
Projects
$ 0.8 M
Investment
2000
RESIDENTIAL UNITS
200 K SF
OFFICE SQUARE FEEt
2.8
Hotel Rooms
9
REHAB UNITS

265 residential units

PUBLIC PROJECTS

18
PROJECTS
$ 1.4 M
INVESTMENT
8
Street Projects
9
CULTURAL AMENITIES

(Parks, Museum, Plazas)

Updated October 2022

Zona Cultural Projects

The map below features projects in the greater downtown region. Use filters to view projects by use, status, and sector. Click on the symbols on the map for more detail on each project. All data is available for download using the icon below.

Zona Private Investment

Pipeline Status
Projects
Residential Units
Rehab Residential Units
Office SF
Rehab Office SF
Hotel Rooms
Rehab Hotel Rooms
Total Investment
Total
31
1,959
265
549,759
11,000
892
0
$862,401,268
Recently Completed
10
686
0
440,284
11,000
195
0
$447,815,000
Under Construction
5
53
265
60,000
0
342
0
$151,144,490
Proposed & in Planning
16
1,220
0
49,475
0
355
0
$263,441,778

Zona PUPLIC Investment

Pipeline Status
Projects
Total Investment
Total
18
$1,209,703,547
Recently Completed
4
$364,892,513
Under Construction
8
$602,211,034
Proposed or In Planning
6
$242,600,000
ZONA CULTURAL PARTNERS 

What’s Near By

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