Tobin Talk: June 29, 2018

Jun 29 2018

Tobin Talk: June 29, 2018

Hello neighbors!

Last night THCA held a special public meeting to answer questions and get community input on two important issues in Tobin Hill.

The first issue concerned the four houses on E. Euclid and N. St. Mary’s Street. These are the four houses surrounding the boxing gym. The owners of the property recently applied for demolition permits on the homes to make way for a new shipping container housing development. It is still unclear what the density or size of the development will be, but the developer has applied to have the properties rezoned from commercial and residential to Infill Development Zone (IDZ).

Three of the properties being considered for demolition are on Euclid (photo from Google Maps). The fourth house is on N. St. Mary’s, pictured at the top of the post (photo courtesy THCA Historic Preservation Committee).

THCA is working with the owners of the homes to have them moved to other vacant lots within the neighborhood if possible.  There were many good questions asked during the meeting, and THCA will reach out to the developer to find answers. We will continue to keep the residents updated as the process continues.

The second part of the meeting was regarding the Midtown Regional Center, which is part of the SA Tomorrow Comprehensive Plan. Tobin Hill’s Neighborhood Plan will be included in the Midtown Plan. Should there be any conflict between the Neighborhood Plan and the overall Midtown Plan, the Midtown Plan will overrule the Neighborhood Plan.

City Planner, Garrett Phillips is encouraging feedback on the Midtown Plan. You can view the Midtown Plan here:
Feedback can be given to Garrett by emailing him at:

Finally, we want to remind everyone about tomorrow’s LGBTQ PRIDE Bigger Than Texas Festival and Parade. The Festival is from 11am to 7pm, Saturday, June 30th. The Parade begins at 9:00 PM at Dewey Place and N. Main Ave. You won’t want to miss getting a first look at the new rainbow crosswalk!