Verano Master Plan

San Antonio, Texas

Adjacent to the Toyota Tundra plant, Verano is the first realization of the vision to re-energize San Antonio’s south side. IDS provided conceptual engineering for a comprehensive greenfield infrastructure system to support 30,000 residents, 30,000 university students, and 30,000 jobs with a $2 billion tax base potential.

The master plan employs form-based development in a walkable, mixed-use community consisting of a town center and the start-up Texas A&M University San Antonio campus surrounded by three villages. The team helped secure a 30-year, $235 million Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone designation for the developers.

IDS’s infrastructure concept incorporates low-impact development techniques for stormwater runoff and a commuter rail station linking San Antonio to Austin. Verano was awarded a Gold Medal from American Council of Engineering Companies-Texas and a Long-Range Planning Award from the San Antonio Chapter of the American Planning Association.