The plan utilizes a strategic planning methodology that focuses on specific issues and action plans which follow the guidelines set out in the Community Building and Neighborhood Planning Program which was approved by City Council in October 1998.
The Mahncke Park Neighborhood Association had been working informally to update the 1983 plan. In August 2000, the neighborhood association partnered with the City in the Community Building and Neighborhood Planning Program. Public meetings were held in September 2000, October 2000, and July 2001 to identify issues and review the plan’s progress.
Citizen work groups met in October, November, and December 2000, and in January and February 2001, to formulate the action strategies. On February 13, 2001, a business and commercial property owners outreach meeting was hosted by the Witte Museum to review and provide comment on the draft plan. Community outreach included flyers distributed by planning team members to local businesses, Lamar Elementary School students and teachers. Bilingual meeting notices and a neighborhood survey were mailed to all property owners. Posters were displayed at local businesses. News coverage was provided by the San Antonio Express News and local radio and television stations, including a Spanish language talk show.
You can download a copy of the MPNA Master Plan from the City of San Antonio's web site.