Tobin Talk: April 14, 2021

Apr 15 2021

Tobin Talk: April 14, 2021

Greetings Neighbors,

We are looking forward to seeing everyone at our meeting this Thursday at 6:00pm. This month’s agenda will include an update from SAPD about the safety concerns in the neighborhood as well as updates from Councilman Treviño’s office on noise, parking and safety issues along N. Saint Mary’s.

Please read on for info on joining the zoom meeting as well as an update from our SAFFE Officer, Brigitte Robinson (Neumann).

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

Thursday, April 15, 2020 at 6:00PM

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Meeting ID: 894 1575 0378

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Meeting minutes from our previous meeting can be viewed on the Tobin Hill website:  

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:

🚧 Construction Notice 🚧

North St. Mary’s Street
(East Mistletoe Avenue to West Josephine Street)
2017-2022 Bond Project
  • Beginning on Monday, March 29, 2021 through Tuesday, March 30, 2021 SpawGlass Construction will be placing overnight Traffic Control Devices for Phase 1 of construction. This work is limited to East Dewy Place to Ashby. Two way traffic will be maintained in both directions.
Planned activities for the next four weeks:

  • Mobilize equipment
  • Install traffic control devices for phase 1
  • Prepare right of way
  • Begin alternating lane closures
  • Begin CPS gas utility work
  • Please note: Crews will have traffic control devices adjacent to areas they will be working. Please slow down at these areas while working is underway.
More information has been provided by COSA’s Public Works Department here:

Updates from SAFFE Officer Brigitte Robinson (Neumann):

Hope you all are dong well. I just wanted to give you all the updated data for this past week’s directive patrol. I know there is a lot frustration and concern, but know that we are working towards making more progress. Directive patrol, specifically, for the St. Mary’s Strip including the side streets has been in effective for over a month. DWI, vice, and TABC are all aware of the issues and have been working on citations for any/all violations. The sanitary management for the city has also been included for inspections on the food trucks. I’ve been in contact with a few residents and assist on explaining the severity and concerns they have to both the chiefs office and district 1. After speaking with one of the residents today my next steps are to include the fire marshals and the historic association. If there are any other recommendations I am all for ideas. I’m trying to involve every agency and contact that I believe can help push more positive outcomes.

Tobin Hill stretches out towards Main as well and I don’t want you to think that I just focus on the strip. I’ve also been working with TXDOT for providing outreach to the homeless and cleanups. From what I was told Luby’s is staying in busy at least the location on Main. It’s been a long time coming, but the bus stop on Elmira will finally be knocked down. It been a process going through VIA to Luby’s to getting assistance with TX DOT. The Motel across the street has also been being worked on. I was told be the owners they are in the process of possibly selling the property to Budget Lodge that would remodel the whole property. The old Lulu’s is also in the process of being rented out to a chef from California whos opening up a hot dog themed restaurant.

As for the shooting that recently occurred I do not have information I can provide at this time, but as soon as I can I will relay all the details. Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns. Thank you all for your time.

Officer Brigitte Robinson (Neumann) #265
San Antonio Police Department
Central SAFFE Unit
(210) 207-7413 (office)

The following data has been provided by SAPD:
St. Mary’s Strip Directive Patrol Data: 4/5/21- 4/11/21
St. Mary’s Strip Data by Address: 2019-March 2021
St. Mary’s Strip Directive Patrol Data: February & March 2021

221 Rose Ln: On March 31 a THCA member reported the house at 221 Rose Ln as being partially demolished and left open as a dangerous structure. Board members contact the City of San Antonio’s Vacant Buildings Case Manager, John Anthony Sanchez. It was determined that the remaining structure was unsafe and could not be salvaged. It was demolished by the city on April 8.

254 E. Russell: The Office of Historic Preservation received a demolition application for the structure at 254 E Russell. The structure isn’t currently designated, and OHP staff is reviewing the property and application. If you have any questions or feedback regarding this property and/or the demolition application please contact Jessica Anderson by Wednesday, April 21.

212 E. Dewey: The City of San Antonio’s Historic Design Review Commission will be reviewing the designation application filed in response to a demolition request for the property at 212 E Dewey. It is scheduled to be heard on Wednesday, April 21. If you have questions about this designation, please contact THCA’s Historic Committee Chair, Ricki Kushner.

Click here to renew your membership with THCA for 2021!
📚 Tobin Hill Book Club 📚

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

May: Ordinary Grace by Kent Krueger
June: Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fineby Gail Honeyman

Contact Kathy for location details.

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 scheduled meeting is Monday, April 26th at 6:30PM. Please contact Zoning and Development Chairperson, Rick Schell, to confirm meeting details.

THCA’s Historic Preservation Committee meets monthly to discuss cases that go before the City’s Historic Design Review Commission and Board of Adjustment. The next scheduled meeting is Monday, April 26th, at 6:30PM. Please contact Committee Chair, Ricki Kushner, for meeting details.

Click here to join the Zoom at 6:00PM on April 15, 2021!