The VIDA Blueprint

The VIDA Blueprint

Fall 2022 Construction Updates

The VIDA community is bustling as Texas A&M-San Antonio students and faculty return from their summer break. While they were away, VIDA continued to come alive, with new roads completed, homes coming out of the ground, and progress on parks and trails.

Going Vertical


VIDA’s first single family homes are now underway, with the first homes planned for move-in by late 2022. Model homes for each builder are expected to be completed this fall. Visit each builder’s page for more details on availability, cost and floor plans.

A Healthy Community is a Happy Community

Last year, University Health announced the purchase of 70 acres on the VIDA campus. With plans to add a hospital, medical office buildings and the newly-named Bexar County Division of Public Health, University Health will meet the long overdue demand for a quality healthcare hub for San Antonio’s Southside.  Here in VIDA, healthy living includes easy access to wellness care and beyond.

Trails Grand Opening

We could all spend a little bit more time in the great outdoors, especially as temperatures cool. The trail system at VIDA will wind along the Madla Greenway, and down to the A&M campus. When these are complete, you can walk (or bike) from your home to Texas A&M – San Antonio and then soon to your favorite coffee shop in the Town Center. Our trail system is just one way that VIDA is committed to being a sustainable and healthy community. 

The first phase of the Madla Greenway will celebrate a grand opening  on October 11th – mark your calendar and join us at University Way and Mitra Way. 

Que Pasa, Y’all!

Just because we are under construction doesn’t mean we aren’t having fun. VIDA will once again team up with Texas A&M – San Antonio to host various events for students, faculty, staff, and the surrounding community throughout the school year. Have an event coming up? Tag us on social media (@livevida) or email us the details so we can share it! 

Here are a few upcoming events in our surrounding communities:

Junior Ranger Day At San Antonio Mission National Historical Park - September 10

Become a San Antonio Missions World Heritage Junior Ranger! Explore fun activities such as spinning, weaving, and storytelling and earn our exclusive Wally the World Heritage Wolf patch during this event on September 10thThis event is free and open to the public!

Family Movie Series: In The Heights - September 17

This season, enjoy FREE movies brought to you by the City of San Antonio World Heritage Office at Mission Marquee Plaza! Bring your blankets, lawn chairs, snacks and picnics for an unforgettable outdoor experience. Or, purchase snacks from our onsite food trucks. Venue opens at 7 p.m. and the movie begins approximately 15 minutes after dusk. Pets are welcome and parking is available onsite.

For event updates, visit the Mission

National Voter Registration Day with MOVE Texas! - September 20

Become a San Antonio Missions World Heritage Junior Ranger! Explore fun activities such as spinning, weaving, and storytelling and earn our exclusive Wally the World Heritage Wolf patch during this event on September 10thThis event is free and open to the public

68th Annual Lights of Esperanza - November 29

Now in its sixth year, Lights of Esperanza is an enchanting annual celebration combining the symbolic history of holiday lighting the campus to welcome the holiday season with newer holiday traditions with an A&M-San Antonio flare. A&M-San Antonio’s holiday light display contains over 30,000 lights, lighting up the campus and creating a festive atmosphere with food trucks, inflatable snow games, The Polar Express movie showing, photo opportunities and concluding with a laser light show in the CAB Courtyard.

Thanks for reading this edition of “the VIDA blueprint.” Check back soon for more updates on progress at VIDA and sign up to receive email updates, or visit us on social media at @LiveVIDASA on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

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