Aug 17 2019

Tobin Hill Preservation and Development Case Updates

Updates on several items in the neighborhood.
Accessory Dwelling at 225 E Mistletoe: 
The Board of Adjustment heard this case on August 5. The Board asked a lot of questions of Development Services, and spent quite a bit of time discussing the definition of “identical.” The motion made by the Board was confusing: a yes vote would’ve been against the ADU and a no vote would have been for the ADU. The Board themselves seemed confused by this. The Board voted 7 “No” to 4 “yes” – so the ADU permit was not revoked and is continuing to be built.  However, due to the confusion, there is a possibility that the Board will take revote on this case. Two of the Board members admitted to accidentally voting the wrong way after the hearing. The hearing was recorded by the city and is available to be watched on the City’s website here but you can read a good summary of the hearing on NOWCastSA’s website here. I’ve spoken with Councilman Treviño’s office, and they believe that the Board will make a motion at this Monday’s upcoming hearing to take a revote. The revote would not happen until the September BOA Hearing.
430 and 434 E. Magnolia:
The cases for these two houses went before City Council on August 8 for Landmark Designation in order to stop their proposed demolitions. Councilman Treviño supported the landmarking, and these cases will continue forward to Zoning and then back to City Council for final approval.  I will update with dates as I get them.
Tobin Hill North NCD: 
In June Councilman Treviño submitted a Council Consideration Request (CCR) to create a Neighborhood Conservation District (NCD) for the northern end of Tobin Hill. It was also passed at City Council on August 8th. This means that our area is next on the list to create an NCD.  Another neighborhood, Monte Vista Terrace, is on the list ahead of us. We will be able to begin working on our NCD after Monte Vista Terrace completes theirs in about 6 months.
HDRC/OHP evaluating new or expanded Historic Districts in Tobin Hill:
A few weeks ago HDRC discussed the recent demolitions in the neighborhood and the possibility of proposing one or more new or expanded Historic Districts in Tobin Hill. The result of that hearing was that HDRC requested that the Office of Historic Preservation (OHP) conduct a survey of the neighborhood to determine eligibility and boundaries, etc. OHP has begun a “windshield survey” of the neighborhood. They are over one third of the way finished this point. The survey is collecting photos, evaluating landmark eligibility of individual structures, and documenting contributing and non-contributing structures in the neighborhood.  We will keep you informed as we get further updates on this.
Thank you to all who have come out for the various hearings and sent emails to the city and/or City Council about these issues happening in our area. It makes a difference!
Jul 26 2019

Tobin Talk: July 26, 2019

Greetings Neighbors!
We had a great meeting on July 18. San Antonio Solid Waste Management gave a presentation on what is accepted in each of the carts, and we had a visit from our new Central SAFFE Officer, Brigitte Neumann.
If you missed the meeting, remember that you can always find our meeting minutes posted on the website here.

Our community partner, Eco Centro, is collecting school supplies for families in need. Backpacks are especially needed. Donations by Friday, August 2nd preferred! You may drop off donations at Eco Cento, 1802 N. Main Ave., between 10am and 6pm Tuesday through Thursday, and by appointment on Monday and Friday.

Read on below for more info…

Please join the Tobin Hill Community Association for our monthly Social!

Friday, August 9th, from 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Hosted by Rachel O’Hern and Summer Johnson
503 E Myrtle Street

This month will be a “stock the baby’s book shelf” shower for Tom and Callie where neighbors can bring a kids book for baby Flynn.

THCA’s monthly Social is a fun way for neighbors to connect!
You do not need to be a THCA Member to attend.
Please invite your neighbors to come along!

Interested in hosting a Social during 2019? We are looking for neighborhood residents and businesses that would like to host our Socials. Contact Social Committee Chair, Doreen Tarango

Don’t Forget!
Neighborhood Meeting

Thursday, September 19, 2019
6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Eco Centro, 1802 N. Main Ave.

Social will follow the meeting.

The demolition applications for 307 & 311 E Evergreen were approved. The rezoning for these addresses went to the Zoning Commission July 16, and was recommended for rezoning to IDZ.

The demolition applications for 430 & 434 E Magnolia are on hold while they are under review for historic significance. The cases were reviewed at HDRC on May and were recommended for Landmark Designation. The next steps will be a hearing with the Zoning Commission and with City Council.

Please contact Jessica Anderson, Historic Preservation Specialist at jessica@sapreservation.com or (210) 207-7984 if you have any questions or feedback regarding these properties. You may also contact Councilman Treviño with any questions.

📚 Tobin Hill Book Club 📚The book club meets the first Thursday of each month at 7:00 PM. Locations vary.

August:  Educated
Sept: The Sense of the Ending
Oct: To Kill a Mockingbird
Nov: Luckenbach
Dec: Where the Crawdads Sing

Contact: kell.a@sbcglobal.net for locations and more info.


Housing Programs
The Neighborhood and Housing Services Department offers several home repair and energy efficiency programs for income-qualified homeowners. Applications are being accepted for the following programs:

  • Under 1 Roof
  • Let’s Paint
  • Minor Repair Programs
  • Green and Healthy Homes 

Click here to learn more about the City’s repair and remediation programs, and to download an application.


Committee Meetings:

THCA’s  Zoning and Development Committee meets bi-weekly (as needed) to review upcoming planning and zoning cases in the neighborhood. The next meeting will be Tuesday, August 13 at 6:30PM. Please contact Zoning and Development Chairperson, Rick Schell, to confirm the location of the meeting.

THCA’s Historic Preservation Committee meets monthly to discuss cases scheduled to go before the City’s Historic Design Review Commission. The next meeting will be Monday, August 26th, at 6:30PM. Please contact Committee Chair, Ricki Kushner, for meeting location details.


Click here to renew your 2019 membership online.

Jul 17 2019

Tobin Talk: July 17, 2019

Greetings Neighbors!

Happy summer! We hope you’re enjoying the warm weather.  As a reminder, we have our bimonthly meeting this week on Thursday at Eco Centro, 1802 N Main Ave. at 6:00pm.

Read on below for more info…


Don’t Forget!

Neighborhood Meeting

This Thursday, July 18, 2019
6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Eco Centro, 1802 N. Main Ave.

Waste Management and our SAFFE Officer will present. 
Social will follow the meeting at Chris’s house: 312 E Myrtle

Please join Tier 1 Neighborhood Coalition for presentations on the accessing the City’s homeowner housing funds. There will be presentations on NHSD Owner Occupied RehabOHP’s Historic Home Rehab, and CCDO’s Fee Waivers available to residents.

Owner Occupied Rehab will reset in August and will be available first come, first served, so make sure that the people in your neighborhood are able to access quickly. Brochures and applications will be made available. This is an important opportunity to have all of the programs for qualified homeowners explained at one time.

Saturday, July 20th, at 10 a.m. – noon
The Claude Black Community Center at 2915 E. Commerce St.

Please join the Tobin Hill Community Association for our monthly Social!

Friday, August 9th, from 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Hosted by Rachel O’Hern and Summer Johnson
503 E Myrtle Street

This month will be a “stock the baby’s book shelf” shower for Tom and Callie where neighbors can bring a kids book for baby Flynn.

THCA’s monthly Social is a fun way for neighbors to connect!
You do not need to be a THCA Member to attend.
Please invite your neighbors to come along!

Interested in hosting a Social during 2019? We are looking for neighborhood residents and businesses that would like to host our Socials. Contact Social Committee Chair, Doreen Tarango
The demolition applications for 307 & 311 E Evergreen were approved, however the community association has filed an appeal for the case. The rezoning for these addresses went to the Zoning Commission July 16, and was recommended for rezoning to IDZ.

The demolition applications for 430 & 434 E Magnolia are also on hold while they are under review for historic significance. The cases were reviewed at HDRC on May and were recommended for Landmark Designation. The next steps will be a hearing with the Zoning Commission and with City Council.

Please contact Jessica Anderson, Historic Preservation Specialist at jessica@sapreservation.com or (210) 207-7984 if you have any questions or feedback regarding these properties. You may also contact Councilman Treviño to express your support.

📚 Tobin Hill Book Club 📚The book club meets the first Thursday of each month at 7:00 PM. Locations vary.

August:  Educated
Sept: The Sense of the Ending
Oct: To Kill a Mockingbird
Nov: Luckenbach
Dec: Where the Crawdads Sing

Contact: kell.a@sbcglobal.net for locations and more info.


Housing Programs
The Neighborhood and Housing Services Department offers several home repair and energy efficiency programs for income-qualified homeowners. Applications are being accepted for the following programs:

  • Under 1 Roof
  • Let’s Paint
  • Minor Repair Programs
  • Green and Healthy Homes 

Click here to learn more about the City’s repair and remediation programs, and to download an application.


Committee Meetings:

THCA’s  Zoning and Development Committee meets bi-weekly (as needed) to review upcoming planning and zoning cases in the neighborhood. The next meeting will be Tuesday, July 23rd at 6:30PM. Please contact Zoning and Development Chairperson, Rick Schell, to confirm the location of the meeting.

THCA’s Historic Preservation Committee meets monthly to discuss cases scheduled to go before the City’s Historic Design Review Commission. The next meeting will be Monday, July 22nd, at 6:30PM. Please contact Committee Chair, Ricki Kushner, for meeting location details.


Click here to renew your 2019 membership online.

May 28 2019

Tobin Talk: May 28, 2019

Greetings Neighbors! 

What a great month we’ve had in Tobin Hill! We had a very successful inaugural Tobin de Mayo event at the beginning of May. There was a great turnout and many neighbors enjoyed the music, food and festivities.

Thank you to the Tobin de Mayo committee and all of the volunteers that put this event together!

In addition, our neighbor, Chris King was recently featured in the San Antonio Express News for her work restoring the 140 year old Hertzberg clock. You can view her restoration work on Houston and St. Mary’s Streets.

Finally, we have our bimonthly meeting this week on Thursday at Eco Centro, 1802 N Main Ave. at 6:00pm.

Read on below for more info… 

Don’t Forget!
Neighborhood Meeting

This Thursday, May 30, 2019
6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Eco Centro, 1802 N. Main Ave.

Details to come.
Social will follow the meeting.

The demolition applications for 307 & 311 E Evergreen are currently on hold while they are under review for historic significance. The cases were reviewed at HDRC on April and were recommended for Landmark Designation. The next steps will be a hearing with the Zoning Commission and with City Council.

The demolition applications for 430 & 434 E Magnolia are also on hold while they are under review for historic significance. The cases were reviewed at HDRC on May and were recommended for Landmark Designation. The next steps will be a hearing with the Zoning Commission and with City Council.

Please contact Jessica Anderson, Historic Preservation Specialist at jessica@sapreservation.com or (210) 207-7984 if you have any questions or feedback regarding these properties. You may also contact Councilman Treviño to express your support.

📚 Tobin Hill Book Club 📚The book club meets the first Thursday of each month at 7:00 PM. Locations vary.

June: The Western Wind
July: book pending
August:  Educated
Sept.: The Sense of the Ending

Contact: kell.a@sbcglobal.net for locations and more info.


Housing Programs
The Neighborhood and Housing Services Department offers several home repair and energy efficiency programs for income-qualified homeowners. Applications are being accepted for the following programs:

  • Under 1 Roof
  • Let’s Paint
  • Minor Repair Programs
  • Green and Healthy Homes 

Click here to learn more about the City’s repair and remediation programs, and to download an application.


Committee Meetings:

THCA’s  Zoning and Development Committee meets bi-weekly (as needed) to review upcoming planning and zoning cases in the neighborhood. The next meeting will be Tuesday, June 11th at 6:30PM. Please contact Zoning and Development Chairperson, Rick Schell, to confirm the location of the meeting.

THCA’s Historic Preservation Committee meets monthly to discuss cases scheduled to go before the City’s Historic Design Review Commission. The next meeting will be Monday, June 24th, at 6:30PM. Please contact Committee Chair, Ricki Kushner, for meeting location details.


Click here to renew your 2019 membership online.

Apr 25 2019

Tobin Talk: April 25, 2019

Viva Fiesta Neighbors!

Tobin Hill Community Association has several exciting events coming up in the next month, including our first ever Fiesta after-party event! 

Our free neighborhood-wide Fiesta event, Tobin de Mayo, is May 4th from 10:00am-4:00pm.

We are looking for volunteers. Please email us if you would like to help out!

Read on below for more info…

430 and 434 E Magnolia Update

The Office of Historic Preservation filed a request for Landmark Designation for these homes. The cases will be heard by the City’s Historic Design Review Commission on May 1 at 1901 S. Alamo. You can send a statement of support for the designation to jessica.anderson@sanantonio.gov – Those wishing to comment at the hearing may sign up to speak between 2:30 and when the cases are heard, which will be no earlier than 5:00pm.
The City of San Antonio Planning Commission will hold a Public Hearing on May 8th, where public testimony will be considered, and where the Planning Commission will consider whether to recommend that the City Council adopt the draft SA Tomorrow Midtown Regional Center Plan as a component of the City’s SA Tomorrow Comprehensive Plan. The meeting will begin at 2:00 PM, on May 8, 2019 in the Board Room of the Cliff Morton Development Business Services Center, 1901 South Alamo Street. 

Following the May 8th Planning Commission Hearing, a public hearing will be scheduled for the full City Council to consider adopting the Midtown Plan, tentatively scheduled for June 6, 2019.

The draft Midtown Area Regional Center Plan is available to review at https://midtown.sacompplan.com, and is available to review on site at the following libraries: Landa, Central, San Pedro.

The Planning Department welcomes your comments on the plan. You may submit comments using the comment functions within the plan webpage, email garrett.phillips@sanantonio.gov, call 210.207.5441, or testify at the May 8th hearing. The May 8th hearing agenda will be posted at https://sanantonio.legistar.com/Calendar.aspx prior to the meeting.

Don’t Forget!
Neighborhood Meeting

Thursday, May 30, 2019
6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Eco Centro, 1802 N. Main Ave.

Details to come.
Social will follow the meeting.

The demolition applications for 307 & 311 E Evergreen are currently on hold while they are under review for historic significance. The cases were reviewed at HDRC on April and were recommended for Landmark Designation. The next steps will be a hearing with the Zoning Commission and with City Council.

The demolition applications for 430 & 434 E Magnolia are also on hold while they are under review for historic significance. The Office of Historic Preservation filed for Landmark Designation in response to community opposition to the demolitions. These cases will be review by the HDRC on May 1 at 5:00pm.

Please contact Jessica Anderson, Historic Preservation Specialist at jessica@sapreservation.com or (210) 207-7984 if you have any questions or feedback regarding these properties.

📚 Tobin Hill Book Club 📚The book club meets the first Thursday of each month at 7:00 PM. Locations vary.

June: The Western Wind
July: book pending
August:  Educated
Sept.: The Sense of the Ending

Contact: kell.a@sbcglobal.net for locations and more info.


Housing Programs
The Neighborhood and Housing Services Department offers several home repair and energy efficiency programs for income-qualified homeowners. Applications are being accepted for the following programs:

  • Under 1 Roof
  • Let’s Paint
  • Minor Repair Programs
  • Green and Healthy Homes 

Click here to learn more about the City’s repair and remediation programs, and to download an application.


Committee Meetings:

THCA’s  Zoning and Development Committee meets bi-weekly (as needed) to review upcoming planning and zoning cases in the neighborhood. The next meeting will be Tuesday, May 14th at 6:30PM. Please contact Zoning and Development Chairperson, Rick Schell, to confirm the location of the meeting.

THCA’s Historic Preservation Committee meets monthly to discuss cases scheduled to go before the City’s Historic Design Review Commission. The next meeting will be Monday, May 27th, at 6:30PM. Please contact Committee Chair, Ricki Kushner, for meeting location details.


Click here to renew your 2019 membership online.

Mar 19 2019

Tobin Talk: March 19, 2019

Greetings Neighbors!

We are looking forward to a very busy spring!

Tobin Hill Community Association has several exciting events coming up in the next few months, including a District 1 Candidate Forum, our first ever Fiesta after-party event, and this month’s general neighborhood meeting!

The Social Committee working on our neighborhood-wide Fiesta event, Tobin de Mayo, is looking for volunteers. Make sure to come to the March 28th meeting for details.

Read on below for more info on these and other upcoming events around the neighborhood.

Don’t Forget!

Neighborhood Meeting

Thursday, March 28, 2019
6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Eco Centro, 1802 N. Main Ave.

Social will follow the meeting.

The owner of the house at 233 E Craig has contacted THCA and requested a meeting with all interested residents. He has stated that he would be happy to answer any questions regarding the property and any future plans. Neighborhood feedback is very important to ensure a project that is compatible with the surrounding area that benefits the community as a whole.

This Thursday, March 21, 2019
6:30-7:30PM
Eco Centro, 1802 N. Main

San Antonio College will host a special Groundbreaking Ceremony for the future Early Childhood Center and Santikos Micronauts Center.
Friday, March 22nd from 10-11 am.To attend, please RSVP to sac-pres@alamo.edu or 210-486-0960.

For more information, visit alamo.edu/sac/Groundbreaking-Ceremony.

The City of San Antonio Office of Historic Preservation received demolition applications for the structures at:

804 E Euclid; click for photos
430 & 434 E Magnolia; click for photosThe structures aren’t currently designated, and City staff is reviewing the properties and applications. They will hold the demolition applications for 30 days (until March 28 for 804 E Euclid and April 5 for 430/434 E Magnolia).

The demolition applications for 307 & 311 E Evergreen are currently on hold while they are under review for historic significance.

Please contact Jessica Anderson, Historic Preservation Specialist at jessica@sapreservation.com or (210) 207-7984 if you have any questions or feedback regarding these properties and/or the demolition applications.

📚 Tobin Hill Book Club 📚The book club meets the first Thursday of each month at 7:00 PM. Locations vary.

April: Tell the Wolves I’m Home
May: The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society
June: The Western Wind

Contact: kell.a@sbcglobal.net for locations and more info.


Housing Programs
The Neighborhood and Housing Services Department offers several home repair and energy efficiency programs for income-qualified homeowners. Applications are being accepted for the following programs:

  • Under 1 Roof
  • Let’s Paint
  • Minor Repair Programs
  • Green and Healthy Homes 

Click here to learn more about the City’s repair and remediation programs, and to download an application.


Committee Meetings:

THCA’s  Zoning and Development Committee meets bi-weekly (as needed) to review upcoming planning and zoning cases in the neighborhood. The next meeting will be Tuesday, March 26th at 6:30PM. Please contact Zoning and Development Chairperson, Rick Schell, to confirm the location of the meeting.

THCA’s Historic Preservation Committee meets monthly to discuss cases scheduled to go before the City’s Historic Design Review Commission. The next meeting will be Monday, March 25th, at 6:30PM. Please contact Committee Chair, Ricki Kushner, for meeting location details.


Click here to renew your 2019 membership online.

Feb 20 2019

Tobin Talk: February 20, 2019

Greetings!

We had an excellent turnout at the Annual Meeting last month. Thank you to our President, Cody Doege! Congrats to our new and re-elected Board members, Michael Cepek, Larkin O’Hern, and Blayne Tucker. You can read the bios of your 2019 Board Members on the THCA website here

At the meeting, Councilman Roberto Treviño gave us updates about scooters, the N. St. Mary’s bond, parking and safety issues, STRs, and more. What great kick-off for the year! We are looking forward to a great 2019 in Tobin Hill.

On February 7th, SAPD, Chief McManus, Councilman Treviño, TCI, Parking Enforcement, and Assistant City Manager, Peter Zanoni, met with residents about parking and safety concerns in the neighborhood. The meeting was well attended, and SAPD followed up with an action plan, which you can view here.

In addition, SAPD met with representatives from the businesses along N. Saint Mary’s on February 14th to discuss the neighborhood concerns and provide the business  owners with an overview of the actions that will be taken by SAPD and the city to address safety and parking.  You can read more about these meetings here.

This year there is a new Social Committee who are working on a neighborhood-wide Fiesta event, Tobin de Mayo. This event will take place on May 4, 2019. Save the date and look for more info to come. We are also looking for folks who are interested in helping to join the committee.

Read on below for more info on upcoming events around the neighborhood.

Save the Date!

Neighborhood Meeting

Thursday, March 28, 2019
6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Eco Centro, 1802 N. Main Ave.

Details to come.
Social will follow the meeting.

THCA 2nd Friday Social 

Please join the Tobin Hill Community Association for our monthly Social!

Friday, March 8, from 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Tom & Callie Flynn’s Home
502 E Locust St.

THCA’s monthly Social is a fun way for neighbors to connect!
You do not need to be a THCA Member to attend.
Please invite your neighbors to come along!

Interested in hosting a Social during 2019? We are looking for neighborhood residents and businesses that would like to host our Socials.
Contact Social Committee Co-Chairs, Doreen Tarango or Luis Montejano. You can call Doreen at 210-393-9912 or email Luis if you’d like to be a host. 


It’s time to renew your 2019 THCA Membership!

Click here to renew your membership online today.

The City of San Antonio Office of Historic Preservation received demolition applications for the structures at 307 E Evergreen and 311 E Evergreen; click here to see photos. The structures aren’t currently designated, and City staff is reviewing the properties and applications. They will hold the demolition applications for 30 days.

Please contact Jessica Anderson, Historic Preservation Specialist at jessica@sapreservation.com or (210) 207-7984 if you have any questions or feedback regarding these properties and/or the demolition applications. If you’d like to provide feedback, please do so by Friday, March 8.

📚 Tobin Hill Book Club 📚The book club meets the first Thursday of each month at 7:00 PM. Locations vary.

March: Condominium
April: Tell the Wolves I’m Home
May: The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society
June: The Western Wind

Contact: kell.a@sbcglobal.net for locations and more info.


Housing Programs
The Neighborhood and Housing Services Department offers several home repair and energy efficiency programs for income-qualified homeowners. Applications are being accepted for the following programs:

  • Under 1 Roof
  • Let’s Paint
  • Minor Repair Programs
  • Green and Healthy Homes 

Click here to learn more about the City’s repair and remediation programs, and to download an application.


Committee Meetings:

THCA’s  Zoning and Development Committee meets bi-weekly (as needed) to review upcoming zoning cases in the neighborhood. The next meeting will be Tuesday, February 26th at 6:30PM. Please contact Zoning and Development Chairperson, Rick Schell, to confirm the location of the meeting.

THCA’s Historic Preservation Committee meets monthly to discuss cases scheduled to go before the City’s Historic Design Review Commission. The next meeting will be Monday, February 25th, at 6:30PM. Please contact Committee Chair, Ricki Kushner, for meeting location details.

Feb 19 2019

Tobin Hill Parking and Safety Meeting

On February 7th, representatives from the SAPD, Chief McManus, Councilman Treviño, the City of San Antonio’s Traffic and Capital Improvements department, Parking Enforcement, and Assistant City Manager, Peter Zanoni, met with residents about parking and safety concerns in the neighborhood.

The meeting was well attended.

SAPD has followed up with an action plan, which you can view here.

In addition, SAPD met with representatives from the businesses along N. Saint Mary’s on February 14th. They discussed the concerns of the neighborhood and provided the businesses with an overview of the actions SAPD and the city  will be taking to address safety and parking.

SAPD has followed up with those that provided their email addresses when they attended the meetings. They have provided updates, including this report on the first week’s actions:

If you have specific questions or concerns regarding safety or parking in the neighborhood surrounding N. Saint Mary’s, you should contact the Tobin Hill SAFFE Officers:

SAFFE Officer Neumann: 210-912-6662, Brigitte.Neumann2@sanantonio.gov
SAFFE Officer Ceja: 210-237-9128
SAFFE Officer Zulaica: 210-275-2281

Additionally you may follow up with Joe Frank Picazo, Assistant to the Director, San Antonio Police Department at Joefrank.Picazo@sanantonio.gov or 210-207-8430.

View the N. St. Mary’s Public Safety Meeting Follow-Up Comprehensive Plan here.

Jan 18 2019

Tobin Talk: January 18, 2019

Greetings!

We are looking forward to seeing you at our Annual Meeting next week. The Nominating Committee has compiled the list of nominees for the 2019 Board election which will take place at this meeting. You can view the nominee bios here.  You must be current on your THCA Membership to vote for the Board, so if you have not done so already, please take a minute to renew today.   

Our Annual Meeting will have a full agenda. In addition to the vote, we are looking for volunteers for the new committees we have planned for 2019. There is a new Social Committee who are working on a neighborhood-wide Fiesta event, and we are hoping to form a committee specifically to address our parking issues. We have some wonderful community partners, and 2019 is already shaping up to be a great year in Tobin Hill. You won’t want to miss this meeting.

A couple of highlights about upcoming events: The City of San Antonio is hosting an Open House on Wednesday, January 23, to update us about the SA Tomorrow Midtown Regional Center plan. There are some interesting neighborhood engagement events coming up on Saturday, Jan. 26: a Property Tax workshop hosted by the Bowen Center, and a Neighborhood Design workshop hosted by the San Antonio Conservation Society. Finally, our Social Committee has starting working on what we hope will become an annual Fiesta event: make sure you Save the Date for Tobin de Mayo on May 4, 2019! 

A reminder from our neighbors at Metropolitan Methodist Hospital: it’s flu season so wash your hands!  Hand washing is the most effective way to prevent the spread of germs and infections!!

We are looking forward to seeing you at our Annual Meeting on Thursday, January 24 at Eco Centro at 6:00PM.

Read on below for more info.


It’s time to renew your 2019 THCA Membership!

We have begun collecting your dues for next year.
Save time at the Annual Meeting…
Click here to renew your membership online today.

THCA Annual Meeting

2019 Board Election
Thursday, January 24, 2019
6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Eco Centro, 1802 N. Main Ave.

Please read through the nominee bios here.

Social to follow the meeting at the Kushner’s home.


Please join the San Antonio Conservation Society, the City’s Office of Historic Preservation, AIA San Antonio, and Tier One Neighborhood Coalition for the second of four neighborhood workshops where we will focus on how we develop the common language of design as we work to retain the physical and economic-social character of our neighborhoods.

The workshop is open to all at no cost.

Please RSVP to the Conservation Society at 210-224-6163 or email to conserve@saconservation.org


Understanding Property Taxes
Saturday, January 26, 2019
9 am – 11 am
500 Pilgrim
(Bethany Congregational Church Social Hall)
Featured Speakers:
Michael Amezquita, Chief Appraiser
Rogelio Sandoval, Assistant Chief Appraiser
Rich Acosta of Mi Ciudad es Mi Casa
Join us as we learn about property taxes and market values.
BCAD experts will guide us through the taxation process.
Rich Acosta of Mi Ciudad es Mi Casa will share how to protest your property taxes for free.
Breakfast tacos and coffee will be served.

This event is free.  Please share with your neighbors.
Register online for free on the Bowen Center Website

THCA 2nd Friday Social 

Please join the Tobin Hill Community Association for our monthly Social!

Friday, February 8, from 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

THCA’s monthly Social is a fun way for neighbors to connect!
You do not need to be a THCA Member to attend.
Please invite your neighbors to come along!

Interested in hosting a Social during 2019? We are looking for neighborhood residents and businesses that would like to host our Socials.
Contact Social Committee Co-Chairs, Doreen Tarango or Luis Montejano. You can call Doreen at 210-393-9912 or email Luis if you’d like to be a host. 


Housing Programs
The Neighborhood and Housing Services Department offers several home repair and energy efficiency programs for income-qualified homeowners. Applications are being accepted as follows:

  • Under 1 Roof, Let’s Paint, and Minor Repair Programs: Beginning October 1st and ongoing (as funding is available)
  • Green and Healthy Homes Program: Ongoing, year-round

Click here to learn more about the City’s repair and remediation programs, and to download an application.

📚 Tobin Hill Book Club 📚The book club meets the first Thursday of each month at 7:00 PM. Locations vary.

February:
Upstairs at the White House: My Life with the First Ladies

March: Condominium

April & May books TBA

Contact: kell.a@sbcglobal.net for locations and more info.

Market Mondays at Metropolitan are held weekly beginning this Monday, January 21, 2019 from 11am to 1pm! The market is held at the front of the hospital. It is growing in size as more vendors are added weekly.
For more information or if you know of any interested vendors please get in contact with Vanessa Wilsonat Metropolitan Methodist Hospital . There is currently no vendor fee.

Committee Meetings:

THCA’s  Zoning and Development Committee meets bi-weekly (as needed) to review upcoming zoning cases in the neighborhood. The next meeting will be Tuesday, January 29th at 6:30PM. Please contact Zoning and Development Chairperson, Rick Schell, to confirm the location of the meeting.

THCA’s Historic Preservation Committee meets monthly to discuss cases scheduled to go before the City’s Historic Design Review Commission. The next meeting will be Monday, January 28th, at 6:30PM. Please contact Committee Chair, Ricki Kushner, for meeting location details.


Resolve to get
Involved!
2019 is a new year and there are plenty of spots on THCA’s committees. Social Committee, Outreach, Community Service, Special Events, and more!
Interested in getting involved?
Let us know at info@tobinhill.org!
Jan 04 2019

Tobin Talk: January 4, 2019

Happy New Year!

THCA celebrated the holidays together at Casa Rosa, the gallery of Luis Lopez. We sang carols around the piano and shared delicious food and friendship, as well as enjoyed a visit from Congressman Lloyd Doggett. Be sure to check out the photos on the THCA Facebook page.

Our Annual Meeting is coming up in just a few weeks. The Nominating Committee has compiled the list of nominees for the 2019 Board election which will take place at this meeting. You can view the nominee bios here.  You must be current on your THCA Membership to vote for the Board, so please make sure you have renewed before then.

Beginning in January, the City of San Antonio is expanding the Fee Waiver program for qualified Owner Occupied, Legacy Businesses, and Historic Rehabilitation projects. Please click on the flyer at the bottom of the newsletter for more details.

We are looking forward to seeing you at our Annual Meeting on Thursday, January 24 at Eco Centro at 6:00PM.

Read on below for more info.


It’s time to renew your 2019 THCA Membership!

We have begun collecting your dues for next year.
Click here to renew your membership online today.

THCA Annual Meeting

2019 Board Election
Thursday, January 24, 2019
6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Eco Centro, 1802 N. Main Ave.

Please read through the nominee bios here.

Social to follow the meeting.

THCA 2nd Friday Social 

Please join the Tobin Hill Community Association for our monthly Social!

Friday, January 11 from 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
High Wire Arts Studio, 326 W Josephine St.
Light refreshments will be provided by PSW Real Estate

THCA’s monthly Social is a fun way for neighbors to connect!
You do not need to be a THCA Member to attend.
Please invite your neighbors to come along!

Interested in hosting a Social during 2019?
Contact Social Committee Member, Doreen Tarango at 210-393-9912


Housing Programs
The Neighborhood and Housing Services Department offers several home repair and energy efficiency programs for income-qualified homeowners. Applications are being accepted as follows:

  • Under 1 Roof, Let’s Paint, and Minor Repair Programs: Beginning October 1st and ongoing (as funding is available)
  • Green and Healthy Homes Program: Ongoing, year-round

Click here to learn more about the City’s repair and remediation programs, and to download an application.

Resolve to get
Involved!
2019 is a new year and there are plenty of spots on THCA’s committees. Social Committee, Communications/Newsletter, Community Service, and more!
Interested in getting involved?
Let us know at info@tobinhill.org!
📚 Tobin Hill Book Club 📚The book club meets the first Thursday of each month at 7:00 PM. Locations vary.

January: THE ALICE NETWORK
February: THE THORNBIRDS

Contact: kell.a@sbcglobal.net

Committee Meetings:

THCA’s  Zoning and Development Committee meets bi-weekly (as needed) to review upcoming zoning cases in the neighborhood. The next meeting will be Tuesday, January 8th at 6:30PM. Please contact Zoning and Development Chairperson, Rick Schell, to confirm the location of the meeting.

THCA’s Historic Preservation Committee meets monthly to discuss cases scheduled to go before the City’s Historic Design Review Commission. The next meeting will be Monday, January 28th, at 6:30PM. Please contact Committee Chair, Ricki Kushner, for meeting location details.