Tobin Talk: May 28, 2019

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.