Central Site Data
[The natural environment] | [The
built environment] | [The human environment]
- Landform: Alluvial bottom land.
- Water and Waterways: The San Antonio River.
- Climate: Humid subtropical.
- Flora and fauna Riparian galleria forest. Urban fauna. Degraded flora
- Natural History: Intermittent waterway. Yanaguana Village.
- The Built Environment
- Land Use: Mixed. Some unimproved. Some abandoned.
- Some industrial/residential. Some despoiled.
- Transportation: Auto/Bus Rail used to be there. Proposed river taxi.
- No pedestrian paths along river.
- Public Works: SARA. River Tunnel. Proposed dam may need a funicula.
- Regulations: Highway Department. SARA. 22 story height limit.
- Corps of Engineers. Historical Design Review Board.
- Developmental History: Irish Flats. Light Industrial/Warehousing.
- Auto Dealerships along Broadway: now many abandoned.
- Breweries: Pearl to the north is still in operation.
- Lone Star Brewery has been converted into the SA Museum of Art.
- Possibility of becoming an art district.
- The Human Environment
- Demography: Old Irish Flats. Transients under the bridges. Some
- Professional offices. Blue collar work places.
- Cultures: Hispanic, black, anglo, oriental, transients.
- Neighborhoods: Irish flats.
- Economy: Flat. Newly vacated auto sales along Broadway.
- History: The river is the reason the city exists. Original Indian,
- Spanish and Texan settlement occurred here for the abundant water.
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Last updated: 11 April 1996
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