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Archeological Survey Of The Proposed Capitol Parks Little League Ball Fields, San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas
Texas Historical Commission
On April 10 and June 6, 2018, personnel with Prewitt and Associates, Inc., conducted an intensive archeological survey on 23.7 acres of undeveloped land to be utilized for the creation new Little League baseball fields just east of the intersection of Wurzbach Parkway and Wetmore Road in northeast San Antonio, Texas. This survey was conducted under the direction of Adams Environmental, Inc., for Cude Engineers, partially under Texas Antiquities Permit No. 8379. The proposed development will be done as a private-public partnership. Most of the project area (23.0 acres) is privately owned land (Capitol Aggregates, Inc.). The public component of the project will involve use of City of San Antonio bond money to construct a road and bridge to access the property on its southeast side. This will be done on 0.7 acres of publicly owned land, and only this part of the project is governed by the terms of the antiquities permit.
No prehistoric or historic artifacts or archeological sites were identified during the survey. The access bridge and road section has seen extensive disturbance from development along the eastern creek bank, and the main western section of the proposed park has seen disturbance associated with land clearing and the construction of embankments along Wurzbach Parkway. Shovel testing and examination of cut banks in this western section found no evidence of archeological sites. The proposed project will not impact any archeological resources that meet eligibility criteria for listing in the National Register of Historic Places or designation as a State Antiquities Landmark. Prewitt and Associates, Inc., recommends that the proposed project be allowed to proceed without additional archeological investigations.
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