- discover what Westside residents and businesses thought were the economic development corridors and projects that could be mostreadily developed an (Participants at Summits #1, 2 and 4 were residents and business owners other interested stakeholders.);
- ask developers and other investors to review and give feedback on those potential projects and development corridors; and
- inform summit participants of the economic development activities and incentives the City of San Antonio (COSA) is currently engaged in the future planned activities on the Westside.
For purposes of these summits, the area was originally established as the Westside boundaries of the Westside boundaries of the Westside Development Corporation (WDC). After the first summit. as a result of community requests to expand the boundary, it was expanded to the west to NW Loop 410. This larger boundary was used for the remaining three summits.Each of the summits had a particular focus:
Summit #1, April 30, 2011 asked participants to identify assets on the Westside, corridors on the Westside they thought were ripe for investment and economic development projects they thought would create jobs and be of benefit to the Westside.
Summit #2, June 18, 2011 provided participants with the opportunity to see the corridors and potential projects identified in Summit #1, refine them and prioritize them. The top ten projects and top five corridors were identified at this summit.
Summit #3 was a meeting with developers and investors to ask them to review the prioritized corridors and projects and give feedback onhem. Data on the informal economy, demographics and other information pertinent to the growth this and economic development of the Westside was shared with participants at meeting.
Summit #4 focused on sharing the results of Summit #3 and highlighted the projects that were already in process in the five corridors and which of the ten e residents and business owners at the first and second summits were being considered for implementation either in the 2012 bond package or in other ways.