Frocks, a Westside 20,000-sqft historic building.
This redevelopment calls for the creation of community loft spaces for creative and technology driven firms.
Don't know where to start. Call the Westside Small Business Helpline (210) 598-8482.
As part of the effort, muralist David Blancas and muscian Patricia Vonne are hosting a bi-monthly zoom meeting/podcast over the history of each musician.
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GREATER. SAFER. TOGETHER:
FREE PPE Supply Kit
Thanks to the City of San Antonio and District 5, Westside Development Corporation has received 500 Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) Kits to distribute to Westside small businesses. Each kit includes one gallon of hand sanitizer, two face masks, a touchless thermometer and some helpful health and safety protocol fliers. By accepting the kit, business owners are taking the pledge to operate in a safe manner. Together, we will stay safe. Together, we will be greater than ever.
As Greater San Antonio business owners, we PLEDGE to:
- Use face covering
- Practice physical distancing
- Conduct temperature checks
- Provide hand sanitizer
- Follow CDC cleaning protocols
- Implement contactless payment when possible
- General COVID-19 awareness training for employees
Items will be distributed on a first-come, first-serve basis for businesses and non-profits with less than 25 employees who have not previously received a kit from the City of San Antonio, or any city-sponsored PPE distribution event. All registrants will be contacted individually to coordinate pick up or delivery.
Take the pledge and sign-up to receive your kit today! Please use this link to sign up:
The mission of the Westside Development Corporation (WDC) is to foster economic development, promote the development and redevelopment of real estate within westside San Antonio, create viable urban communities, and preserve the character, culture and history of the Westside.
COVID -19 Programs
Small Business Task Force
Coalition designed to direct and assist local businesses impacted by COVID-19
Access to Capital for Westside
Forgivable loans up to $5,000 for businesses impacted by COVID-19
Encourages the support of small businesses while practicing social distancing
Open Signs Campaign
FREE 24”x 36” ‘Open for Business!’ signs to westside businesses
La Musica de San Anto Mural Restoration
This cultural and iconic Westside gateway is undergoing a restoration, led by David Blancas
Big Sun Community Solar Equity Initiative
Provides low-to-moderate income residents an affordable path to solar panel ownership and reducing costs
Westside Education and Training Center (WETC)
Secured and increased bond funding from $12 million to $24 million for a new state-of-the-art WETC campus
Provides education and training for at-risk youth in the fine art print making
San Antonio’s number one outdoor gala recognizes Westside community leaders
Real estate development investment of historic the Basila Frocks building
Westside Business Alliance (WBA)
WBA keeps the 750+ Westside businesses informed about development changes in the area to preserve and help them grow
Legacy Corridor Initiative
Near Westside Opportunity Zones
The City of San Antonio Economic Development Department (EDD) and the Westside Development Corporation (WDC) worked with Wendell Davis & Associates to develop the Near Westside Opportunity Zones Investment and Neighborhood Preservation Plan for census tracts 1701.02, 1106 and 1105. This encourages long-term investments in low-income, high-poverty communities through tax incentives.
As the new President and CEO of the Westside Development Corporation (WDC), I’d like to introduce myself and tell you how excited and humbled I am to lead this incredible organization.My experiences on the westside of San Antonio are some of my most treasured and they...
City of San Antonio Westside Development Corporation (WDC) Names Ramiro Gonzales as President and CEO
The Westside Development Corporation (WDC) Board of Directors has named Ramiro Gonzales as President and CEO, effective Tuesday, September 1, 2020. Gonzales is a life-long resident of San Antonio, attended Edison High School, and graduated from the University of Texas...