In response to a call for a “VIA Villa Vision” ideation, XArc’s redevelopment proposal calls for utilizing the existing elevated corridor between Buena Vista Street and Commerce Street as the gateway route for tying San Antonio’s Westside to downtown. Integrated with a multi-modal transit gateway to include high speed rail and/or hyperloop at VIA Villa.
This corridor, adjacent to the VIA Grand Depot, ties the Westside to downtown by encompassing mix-used development and promenade plazas down the center of the corridor, comprised of the area from Market Square just east at I-35 and up to the near Westside extending west of the rail tracks to Alazán Creek. We envision the Grand Depot multimodal transit facility at the center of a Buena Vista/Commerce Streets corridor merged with Frio Street for new urbanism development.
Redevelopment Corridor – The I-35 highway barrier is broken by an expansive underground pedestrian mall passageway accessed from park-like settings on both sides with glass canopied large openings to escalator entrance. Ideation for a Grand Depot multimodal transit facility to include high speed rail and/or hyperloop. The grandeur of this facility essentially moves the traditional east/west dividing line of I-35 to the station itself as the development of the promenade expands on both sides of the VIA Villa transit station.