ULI YTURRI-EDMUNDS DISCOVERY TOUR & UPDATE ON EMERGING OPPORTUNITIES IN THE MISSION REACH AREA
You’re invited to join the ULI Young Leaders Group and the San Antonio Conservation Society for an enlightening discovery tour of the Yturri-Edmunds Historic Site along the Mission Reach. Conservation Society Executive Director Vince Michael and Fisher Heck Founding Principal Lewis Fisher will highlight the past, present and future potential for the site. In addition, short presentations will be given about emerging opportunities in the area by San Antonio’s Office of Historic Preservation, World Heritage Office, San Antonio River Authority, Mission Heritage Partners, EPICenter & the Roosevelt Library.
This site features the Yturri-Edmunds House Museum, which was built in the mid-1800’s and is one of the few adobe-block houses remaining in San Antonio. The home is surrounded by an assortment of other historic structures including a mill, a carriage house, and the remnants of a motor hotel. The San Antonio Conservation Society has been running the house museum since 1961, but is now searching for input on what the future life of the property should be.
The event will wrap up with a brainstorming session on the highest and best use of the Yturri-Edmunds Historic Site.
5:00 – 5:30 – Registration / Networking in the Mill
5:30 – Tour the Yturri-Edmunds House and grounds
6:00 – Informal presentations (Site Plan / Area Map on easel)
6:45 – 7:30 – Yturri-Edmunds Brainstorming Session & Roundtable Discussion
1. HISTORY OF YTURRI-EDMUNDS & THE SA CONSERVATION SOCIETY
Vincent Michael / Executive Director, SA Conservation Society
Vince is a well-respected educator, manager, advocate, planner and thought leader in the cultural heritage development space. His 33 years of experience in the field make him a recognized and sought-after individual on all topics related to heritage, community planning and development, history, urban economics and architecture.
2. POTENTIAL FUTURE OF YTURRI-EDMUNDS
Lewis Fisher / Founding Principal, Fisher Heck Architects
As a Principal and Founder of Fisher Heck, Lewis oversees most of the firm’s historic architecture projects. He believes that urban buildings can create the most vibrant of all human spaces. His historic preservation projects make bold statements about the history of a significant area. His efforts to revitalize commercial districts have lead to the transformation of urban corridors, renewing their economic vitality and restoring their urban and architectural character.
3. MISSION HERITAGE PARTNERS / MISSION REACH UPDATE FROM SARA
Allison Elder / Director of Legal Services & Records Management Officer, SARA + Chair of Mission Heritage Partners, the friends’ group
Allison Elder is the Director of Legal Services for the San Antonio River Authority. In this capacity she manages the legal needs of SARA and serves on the executive team. She currently serves as the Chair of the Texas Land Trust Council and the Chair of Mission Heritage Partners, the friends group for the San Antonio Missions National Historical Park. Allison also has been a long-time member and supporter of the San Antonio Conservation Society
4. OFFICE OF HISTORIC PRESERVATION UPDATE
Shanon Miller / Director, Office of Historic Preservationfor the SA Missions National Historical Park
With Shanon’s leadership, the OHP staffs the Historic and Design Review Commission, oversees the implementation of the 2009 Strategic Historic Preservation Plan and launched the S.T.A.R. (Students Together Achieving Revitalization) Project. The extensive public education and outreach program received a Downtown BEST Award in 2011 and the NAPC Best Practice Award in 2012. Shanon worked with a volunteer committee in 2012 to form the Power of Preservation Foundation and to host the first formal fundraising gala—the Power of Preservation PROMenade at the Mission Road Power Plant.
5. WORLD HERITAGE OFFICE UPDATE
Colleen Swain / Director, City of SA World Heritage Office
Colleen Swain is responsible for the overall leadership of the World Heritage Office. The Office promotes the World Heritage designation of the five Spanish colonial Missions through the implementation of the World Heritage Work Plan, a dynamic document that sets short- and long-term goals and is a direct result of community input.
6. EPICENTER UPDATE
Jill Vassar / Director of Development & Partnerships / EPIcenter
With 25 years of nonprofit experience in economic development, strategic planning, governance, marketing, and development, Jill oversees the fundraising and community outreach programs of EPIcener – a new non-profit focused on new energy innovation.
7. ROOSEVELT LIBRARY UPDATE
Leland Stone/ Roosevelt Library & Stone Standard
A fifth generation San Antonian, Leland Stone bears the essence of cosmopolitan fabric in San Antonio. He is a man of both integrity and intrigue and was named A Man for All Details by The New York Times, the Ultimate Master of Fanciful Finishing Touches by the San Francisco Chronicle, and Lifestyle Specialist by Inc. Magazine. Leland maintains the legacy of his great-great-grandfather’s trade with austere elegance and lives life to the fullest. He purchased and restored the historic Roosevelt Library (circa 1929) back to its original grandeur to showcase, in a museum setting, the fine hardware and plumbing fixtures offered by his company, Stone Standard.
ULI Members – $15
ULI Non-Members – $20
Happy Hour drinks and snacks are included.
Street parking is available on Yellowstone. Parking is also available in the lot at the corner of Mission Road and S. St. Mary’s Street.