The Westside Creeks Restoration Project includes approximately 2.81 miles of Martínez Creek. Martínez Creek begins in the Mid-town area west of Blanco Road and Fulton Avenue. The Beacon Hill Neighborhood Association is in the process of implementing a conceptual design for a linear park and a community garden along the creek in the heart of the neighborhood. The creek crosses IH 10 and Fredericksburg Road heading south towards Woodlawn Avenue. The area where the creek crosses Fredericksburg Road is the starting point of the VIA Metropolitan’s proposed Bus Rapid Transit Line, from downtown to the medical center. These areas of intersections are also the beginning of the revitalized Deco District commercial strip on Fredericksburg Road and home to the Jefferson Woodlawn Community Development Corporation and several active neighborhood associations.
The northern segment of Martínez Creek between Fredericksburg Road and Woodlawn Avenue has strong market potential, given the larger estate homes and household incomes in this area. As part of the aftermath of the 1998 and 2002 floods, many homes east of the creek were purchased by the San Antonio River Authority as part of a flood mitigation program and today remain vacant.
Resources along Martínez Creek
Some of the resources and opportunities along Martínez Creek include:
- Beacon Hill Neighborhood Association
- Beacon Hill Linear Park and Community Garden
- Fredericksburg Road/Medical Center Bus Rapid Transit
- Jefferson-Woodlawn Community Development Corporation
- Deco District
- Monticello Park Historic District
- Old Spanish Trail
- Jefferson High School
- Vacant parcels due to flood mitigation program