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Old 02-08-2008, 10:52 AM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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Does anyone know where I can find an electronic copy of the San Antonio city boundaries map? The city web site only has an interactive GIS...

Cheers! M2
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Old 02-08-2008, 11:22 AM
 
Location: NOVA
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Default good electronic map of San Antonio

If you want an overview, here is a good link.

www.sanantonio.gov/planning/an10yrs.pdf
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Old 02-08-2008, 03:20 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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Thanks, that is better than what I found. The city limits are really weird, they run alongside the north side of Braun Road outside of 1604, but not on the south side! And what is going on outside of 1560 and 211?

Cheers! M2
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Old 02-09-2008, 08:38 AM
 
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Default outside of 1560 & 211?



I'm not sure I understand your question but the coyotes are all over this area these days. Noisy bunch too.
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Old 02-09-2008, 10:23 AM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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Look how the city limits run along Braun Road; my neighborhood, which is south off of Braun, is not within the city limits but the one that is on the other side of Braun from us apparantly is!

And look how the city limits follow Culebra, but basically only follow the road and the outlying areas are not within them; and out on 211 there is a section of that road that is within the city limits, but not the entire road. There is also a large area west of 211 that is within the city limits.

I just find the boundaries to be odd...

Cheers! M2
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Old 02-09-2008, 12:09 PM
 
Location: NW KCMO 64151
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You'll notice that the city limits also follow I-10 East out past Schertz. Most of the land north of I-10 until you get to 1604 actually is Schertz, but SA annexed the frontage so as to take advantage of the sales tax receipts from the commercial properties that will (presumably) be built there. The same thing is probably true of Culebra, except that in this case the housing developers wanted to advertise that they had "no city taxes", so some deal was worked out whereby SA would not annex those areas. I'm really just speculating on that last point, but I know Alamo Ranch and other developments have advertised that they are outside the city limits. Unless SA just didn't want to bother with infrastructure costs out there, I'm assuming they'd want to annex those areas, so perhaps a deal was struck similar to the one between SA and Timberwood Park whereby those areas would not be annexed.

As for the area west of 211, that's probably the Gov't Canyon natural area (not sure exactly what you're looking at).
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Old 02-10-2008, 08:42 PM
 
Location: Tampa
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how much more does SA plan on annexing? the whole county?
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Old 02-10-2008, 08:43 PM
 
Location: Texas
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Yeap Crystal.. its going to be called the Republic of San Antonio... and the flag will be a picture of the Charros... oh wait that was a few years back!
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Old 02-11-2008, 08:28 AM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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You'll notice that the city limits also follow I-10 East out past Schertz. Most of the land north of I-10 until you get to 1604 actually is Schertz, but SA annexed the frontage so as to take advantage of the sales tax receipts from the commercial properties that will (presumably) be built there. The same thing is probably true of Culebra, except that in this case the housing developers wanted to advertise that they had "no city taxes", so some deal was worked out whereby SA would not annex those areas. I'm really just speculating on that last point, but I know Alamo Ranch and other developments have advertised that they are outside the city limits. Unless SA just didn't want to bother with infrastructure costs out there, I'm assuming they'd want to annex those areas, so perhaps a deal was struck similar to the one between SA and Timberwood Park whereby those areas would not be annexed.

As for the area west of 211, that's probably the Gov't Canyon natural area (not sure exactly what you're looking at).
OMS

You are probably right about the frontage, being outside the city limits was a big selling point in our neighborhood but we are within a stone's throw of the line.

If you look at the map johnsonkk posted there is an area that was annexed to the city sometime between 2000-2003 (circled in red) that extends into Medina County!

http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c209/M2Repsol/CityLimitsExtension211.jpg (broken link)

I am really curious as to what that area is, if it is city owned property or what? The rest of that property that was annexed appears to be Govt Canyon, but I was unaware that it extended west of 211. I go down that road on a fairly regular basis, and have never noticed any indication that the park boundaries cross it. If anything, I would expect the area that makes up San Geronimo Creek to have been part of the park; but that is further south of where the red circle is.

Cheers! M2
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Old 02-11-2008, 06:30 PM
 
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Default medina county annex?

It looks like a second quarry. Not the one that is at intersection of Culebra and 211 but farther north. You can see if fairly well on Google Earth and the continuation of the 'Galm Rd' line intersects the Medina/Bexar county line at this point.
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