Mar 15 2020

March 15, 2020: Events Cancelled

Important Update from THCA

March 15, 2020

Neighbors,

As much as we’d all like to get together Thursday for our meeting and social, and were looking forward to trash clean up Saturday, we’ve decided to postpone these activities until we can feel confident encouraging everyone to participate.

The following events have been postponed:

We appreciate your understanding and look forward to resuming our normal schedule soon.  We’ll let you know as soon as we get these events rescheduled.  Please watch your email or visit the Tobin Hill Facebook page for further updates.  If you have any questions please reach out via info@tobinhill.org or larkin.thca@gmail.com.

Thanks for your patience and understanding,
Larkin

Feb 20 2020

Tobin Talk: February 20, 2020

Greetings Neighbors,

Its going to be another exciting year in Tobin Hill and I’m looking forward to building on the excellent work of our outgoing President Cody Doege who dedicated countless hours to making sure our neighborhood was well informed, well represented, and well fed on tamales at the Christmas party.

I hope this year we continue to grow and welcome new neighbors while creating opportunities for increased engagement and participation across the membership.  Whether it’s serving on a committee, hosting a social, or helping out with Tobin de Mayo, I hope you “Find Your Kind” with us this year-and if you need help connecting please reach out to me or any of the board members and we’d be happy to help you get plugged in.

A strong neighborhood association helps us protect the history of our neighborhood and extend the hospitality that makes this a place worth calling home.  We can’t do it without you, so please look for opportunities to join in and bring a neighbor!

Respectfully,
Larkin O’Hern
THCA President
Larkin.thca@gmail.com

Eco Centro Rummage Sale

Friday, February 21: 9am-4pm

Saturday, February 22: 9am-2pm

Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2537929423148514/

Got extra stuff lying around? Donate it to support local nonprofits. We are accepting donations at Eco Centro during our open hours before the rummage sale – Tuesday through Thursday, 12pm-6pm and all other times by appointment. Need stuff? There will be furniture, equipment, household stuff, clothes, books, seeds, gardening gear…you name it! Please bring canned goods for the San Antonio Food Bank, too!

Hosted by Councilman Treviño
Saturday, February 29, 2020
10AM-12PM
San Antonio College Victory Center
1819 N Main Ave.

Renters & other community members are invited to provide input which will shape the San Antonio’s first “Renters Commission”

📚 Tobin Hill Book Club 📚

The book club meets the first Thursday of each month at
7:00 PM. Locations vary.

      Mar: The Liar’s Club
      April: Like Water for Chocolate
      May: Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup

Contact Kell or Kathy for location details.

Second Friday Social

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

Friday, March 13th
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
The Mix: 2423 N. St. Mary’s

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 2020? We are looking for neighborhood residents and businesses that would like to host our Socials. Contact Social Committee Chair, Doreen Tarango.

Please join us for the Tobin Hill Community Association’s neighborhood meeting:

Thursday, March 19, 2020
Eco Centro, 1802 N Main

There will be a social directly following the meeting.

Meeting minutes from our previous meeting can be viewed on the Tobin Hill website: https://tobinhill.org/tobin-hill-community-association/meeting-minutes/

THCA’s public neighborhood meetings are held bi-monthly. You do not need to be a member to attend, but if you would like to join or renew your membership you can do so in person at the meeting or on our webpage: https://tobinhill.org/joindonate/


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, February 25th 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 24th, at 6:30PM. Please contact Committee Chair, Ricki Kushner, for meeting location details.


Fish Fry Fundraiser benefitting the Pride Ministry of MCCSA.

Saturday, March 14, 2020 at 11 AM – 6 PM
Catfish, green beans, potato salad, tossed green salad, rolls, and dessert for $10/plate.

Delivery available within a 5 mile radius. Please call 210.259.6123 to purchase your ticket or email your order at garcia9117398@att.net

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1015903145451006/ 

UDC Amendment Conference
Presented by Tier One Neighborhood Coalition (T1NC), Greater Edwards Aquifer Alliance (GEAA), and Environment Texas

Saturday, March 7, 2020, 12:30 – 4:30PM
The Baha’i Center at 735 W. Magnolia Ave.
All neighborhoods welcome!

T1NC, GEAA, and Environment Texas are teaming up to present the UDC Amendment Conference. There will be presentations on the Unified Development Code, storm water management and infill development followed by an open forum and panel with an emphasis on neighborhood plans of action.

Keynote speaker: Christine Drennon
Moderated by: Annalisa Peace

https://www.facebook.com/events/811742809306416/ 

Jan 10 2020

Tobin Talk: January 10, 2020

Greetings neighbors!

Happy New Year! Tonight is the first Second Friday Social of the year. It’s being hosted by Christina and Rusty at 406 E Woodlawn, and we hope to see many of you there.

This month we will hold our Annual meeting and Elections. You can read the bio’s of the nominees on the Association website here: https://tobinhill.org/2020-board-nominations/

We hope that you will join us for both of these events and we look forward to a great 2020 together in the neighborhood.  

Second Friday Social

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

Friday, January 10th
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Christina & Rusty’s
406 E Woodlawn Ave. SATX 78212

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 2020? We are looking for neighborhood residents and businesses that would like to host our Socials. Contact Social Committee Chair, Doreen Tarango

Please join us
Tobin Hill Community Association’s Annual Meeting
and Board Member Elections:

Thursday, January 23, 2020
Eco Centro, 1802 N Main

There will be a social directly following the meeting.

The nominations for the 2020 Board members can be viewed here: https://tobinhill.org/2020-board-nominations/

Meeting minutes from our previous meeting can be viewed on the Tobin Hill website: https://tobinhill.org/tobin-hill-community-association/meeting-minutes/

THCA’s public neighborhood meetings are held bi-monthly. You do not need to be a member to attend, but you do need to be a member to vote in the election.

If you would like to join or renew your membership you can do so in person at the meeting or on our webpage: https://tobinhill.org/joindonate/

Per the bylaws, members eligible to vote in THCA elections will be limited to those individuals registered as members at least sixty (60) days preceding the election.

📚 Tobin Hill Book Club 📚

The book club meets the first Thursday of each month at
7:00 PM. Locations vary.

      Feb: Island of the Sea Women
      Mar: The Liar’s Club
      April: TBD
      May: TBD

Contact Kathy for location details.

Now is a great time to renew your membership for 2020!
Click here to renew today!

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, January 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, January 27th, at 6:30PM. Please contact Committee Chair, Ricki Kushner, for meeting location details.

Jan 01 2020

2020 Board Nominations

For President:

Larkin O’Hern, East Myrtle: Resident in Tobin Hill since 2018. Larkin was first elected to the THCA Board in 2019. He and his wife Rachel bought a home in Tobin Hill in 2017 and (finally) moved in early 2018! After spending eight years in the Army bouncing from place to place, they were ready to put down roots and loved the community feel of Tobin Hill, its proximity to downtown, and mix of historic preservation with exciting potential. Larkin is a 2008 graduate of the United States Military Academy and holds a master’s degree from George Washington University-which he uses never. When not working at USAA Larkin enjoys “walking” along the Museum Reach and biking the Mission Extension and is a proponent for sidewalk and bike-lane enhancements.

 

Resident Board Members for Re-election:

Frederica Kushner, East Myrtle: Resident in Tobin Hill. Frederica was elected to the THCA Board in 2018. Research into the history of her home and others in the neighborhood, as well as reading about the American Arts and Crafts movement has helped inform Frederica’s point of view about historic neighborhoods. She worked for designation of the original Tobin Hill Historic District and, more recently, the East French Historic District. She was a member of the Planning Team which produced the Tobin Hill Neighborhood Plan, adopted by the City in 2008. And, more recently, she was a member of the Historic Preservation and Cultural Heritage Working Group which contributed to the SATomorrow Comprehensive Plan, now being implemented by the City of San Antonio. Additionally, Frederica is a member of the Steering Committee of the Tier 1 Neighborhood Coalition, and a past member of the board of the San Antonio Conservation Society who has chaired both their Historic Building Survey and Historic Gas Station Survey Committees. She is also active in the Tobin Hill Community Association as chair of the Historic Preservation Committee, which functions as an architectural review committee.

Anisa Schell, East Mistletoe: Resident in Tobin Hill since 2014. Anisa was first elected to the THCA Board in 2018. Originally from Denver, CO, she and her family moved to San Antonio in 2013. Anisa’s background is in construction estimating and project administration. In 2006, she left her career to stay home with her three children. Since that time, she has served on numerous boards and committees in her community that have ranged from organizing a city-wide event with the Denver Botanic Gardens, to founding a homeschool school co-op that is now serving more than 75 families in San Antonio with over 250 students. Since 2016, along with her neighbors, she helped organize the E. Mistletoe Porch Crawl, an annual event along E. Mistletoe Ave. In 2018 Anisa represented neighborhoods on one of the five Technical Working Groups for the Mayor’s Housing Policy Task Force. She is a member of the Tier One Neighborhood Coalition’s Steering Committee, and is working along side the San Antonio Conservation Society’s Neighborhood Liaison Committee on issues dealing with infill development in San Antonio’s legacy neighborhoods, including Tobin Hill.

 

New Resident Board Member:

Heidi Patterson, Gillespie: Resident in Tobin Hill since 2019. I am an Army brat, and I grew up in San Antonio after my dad retired here.  I am a registered nurse, and I have worked in the Operating room at Methodist for 15 years.  In 2015 I followed my passion and my heart and opened a CrossFit gym, with the perfect location in the heart of Tobin Hill!  What I didn’t know was that Tobin Hill would take my heart!  One year later we bought and remodeled a triplex on Gillespie street, where we now live. I am super happy to be a resident in the neighborhood in which I have built my business.  Tobin Hill has been really good to my husband and I over the years we have been here, and we’d love to give back to community that has given us so much!

 

Business Board Member for Re-election:

Malcolm Hartman, Owner – Tycoon Flats (BUSINESS). Malcolm was first elected to the THCA Board in 2018.He is a 6th Generation Texan and absolutely loves his hometown of San Antonio, Texas. He remembers going to watch George ‘The Iceman’ Gervin and the Spurs play at the old Hemisphere Arena and even remembers taking the monorail from the parking area. Wow, what a throwback… Malcolm received a Bachelor of Science from Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas and has been in the restaurant business all his life. His restaurant inspiration came from his mother, who is a gourmet caterer. Malcolm is married to his wife Amber, who is a mother and former elementary school teacher.

While not a resident of Tobin Hill, he and his brother Richard (also a former Board Member of THCA) own and operate Tycoon Flats restaurant on N. St. Mary’s. “It is such a thrill to see and be a part of the continued growth, history and cultural significance of the Tobin Hill area,” Malcolm says.

 

The 2020 Board Member election will be held at the Annual meeting in January. Members eligible to vote in THCA elections will be limited to those individuals registered as members at least sixty (60) days preceding the election. THCA Board members are elected for two-year terms and are staggered so that half are elected or re-elected in even-numbered years and half are elected or re-elected in odd-numbered years. No member may serve more than four (4) consecutive years on the Board. 

To find out more about the Tobin Hill Community Association, read our Bylaws here.

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.


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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.