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Leaders say more projects, development on the horizon for the East Side

Revitalizing the East Side remains a top priority among local and state leaders.

SAN ANTONIO -- Leaders on the East Side are gathering input from the community on how to revitalize the area.

They held a town hall Wednesday night to discuss several projects.

District 2 Councilman Alan Warrick led the discussion at St. Phillip's College.

Leaders updated the community on current projects in the works and talked about the future.

There could be millions of dollars available in the near future through state and city funding, but because there are so many projects, Warrick wants feedback from the community on how to spend it.

“I think the key objective really is to make sure we are all on the same page and there is no fighting or competing agendas,” said Warrick. “It's really just one agenda, to move the East Side of San Antonio and Bexar County forward.”

One of the potential projects on the list is the Ella Austin Community Center.

The 100-year-old building needs more than $5 million in renovations, which staff had hoped would be included in the 2017 city bond proposal.

Officials say it may be cheaper to build a new community center entirely.

If you would like to have a say, you can contact Warrick's office at any time.

They will also be holding open office hours Thursday at their field office on Commerce Street from 1-4 pm.

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