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The cost of living in Windcrest is more than 10% below the national average.
Windcrest citizens have retail sales per capita which is 45% higher than the national average.
There are over 600 companies in the Windcrest area with IT services and retail sectors being the largest. Rackspace is headquartered in the City and employs over 2,000.
If you have a business located in WINDCREST and would like it featured in our Business Directory, please complete our Business Registration Form.
Windcrest is part of a Metropolitan Area of over 2.2 million although the City itself has a population of 5,800.
Over 93% of the population in the City has a high school education or higher; with a Household Income of over $75,000, which is 32% higher than the national average.
The Windcrest employers attract talent from local residents, there are over 2,500 housing units, as well as the region which has a workforce of over 1 million.
The Development Corporation Act of 1979 gives cities the ability to finance new and expanded business enterprises in their local communities through Economic Development Corporations (EDCs). Chapters 501, 504 and 505 of the Local Government Code outline the characteristics of Type A and Type B EDCs, authorize cities to adopt a sales tax to fund the corporations and define projects EDCs are allowed to undertake.
The Windcrest Economic Development Corporation is commonly referred to as WEDC.
TYPE A EDCs
Focus on Developing Industries and are typically created to fund industrial development projects such as business infrastructure, manufacturing and research and development. Type A EDCs can also fund military base realignment, job training classes and public transportation.
TYPE B EDCs
Windcrest EDC is a Type B Corporation which primarily focuses on developing industries and cultivating communities. Type B EDCs can fund all projects eligible for Type A, as well as parks, museums, sports facilities and affordable housing. However, Type B EDCs are subject to more administrative restrictions than Type A.
For additional information on Type A and B Economic Development Corporations please see Texas Comptroller website.
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The meeting room located in the WEDC office is not for the general public, however any board or organization that is part of the City of Windcrest can request permission to use this space which has video streaming capabilities and can accommodate up to 10 people.
To view our amenities and availability, please check out our Conference Room page. If you are ready to reserve, please fill out the online form.
Review the calendar to make sure the date is not already reserved then click on the Request Reservation button. Please allow at least three to five business days for us to process your request. If approved, you will then be sent confirmation. If you prefer to call and reserve this space, please contact Karen Nelson, WEDC Coordinator at 210-655-0022 ext. 2160.
If you are interested in reserving the Civic Center you will need to contact the City of Windcrest to check availability and to make reservations.
In the City the median price of a home is approximately $199,000 with the median price in the region being $220,000.
Within two miles of the center of Windcrest there are elementary, middle and high schools which are all part of the North East Independent School District. Within a 10 mile radius are two major hospitals as well as world class military facilities. Two regional hospitals are within four miles and several urgent care facilities even closer.
The City has it's own park and recreational areas and a 9 hole golf course. There are numerous and various restaurants and businesses within the City and we are only 11 miles from the world famous San Antonio River Walk. Regional attractions within 30 minutes include 2 major theme parks, various museums, missions and sporting facilities.
Windcrest has a variety of locally owned and operated businesses as well as a variety of big chain stores. We continue to foster a business friendly environment in our community.
Zoning codes are responsible for determining if a project fits into a community. Zoning regulates types of uses, heights, parking, and design. Most cities are divided into zooming districts with a set of regulations governing each area. Zoning Code is oriented toward how a project fits into a community: it regulates setbacks, types of uses, height, parking requirements, design (for some types of projects) and similar concerns. The City is divided into zoning districts and each zoning district will have its own set of regulations. For example, the regulations that would apply in a single family residential district (R-1) will be different than those for a multi-family (R-3 or R-4) or commercial district. When a separate Zoning Permit is required for a new development, the City will generally require that an application be accompanied by site and building plans (including preliminary architecture).
Building Codes are oriented toward ensuring that structures are constructed to an appropriate standard and are safe for the uses intended. Applications for most Building Permits must be accompanied by detailed construction drawings.
In addition to these codes, subdivision of land is regulated under the Subdivision Ordinance, and other codes may apply to particular types of projects, including the Fire Code.
Receiving a Zoning Permit is generally the first step in the development process, followed by applying for and receiving a Building Permit. For some projects, zoning clearance is given as part of the review of an application for a Building Permit in other instances, a separate Zoning Permit is required prior to application for a Building Permit.
Here is a list of the most current permit fees. If you have any questions regarding permit fees, please email the permits office or call 210-655-0022.
To obtain the definitions for zoning districts, information on how to request a zoning change, or have other zoning questions, please email the City Secretary or contact her at (210) 655-0022.
For your convenience here are the links to both the Windcrest Zoning Map and the Windcrest Aerial Map.