City to Start Planning for a New Bayside Area Development Plan

Community involvement will be key to this effort

CORPUS CHRISTI, TX - A modern development plan for the Bayside area is in the works. Council gave the approval to start crafting a long range, 20-year plan for the Bayside area that consists of 16.6 square miles and is bounded by Morgan Avenue on the north, South Padre Island Drive (SH 358) on the south, Ocean Drive/Oso Bay on the east, and the Crosstown Expressway (SH 286) on the west. The Bayside Area Development Plan study area includes well-known locations such as Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi, Oso Beach Municipal Golf Course, Sunrise and La Palmera Malls, Six Points, and the Port-Ayers commercial corridor. 

This is primarily in City Council District 2 with representation by Councilman Ben Molina who has been actively engaged in the area’s continued development.

"I am excited about this new development plan. The Bayside area is rich in its diversity and includes some of the City's major institutions. I personally look forward to getting involved in the planning process," Councilman Molina said.

“Community engagement will be a key factor included as part of this development plan, and I will be actively encouraging the community to participate in the ongoing efforts to build stronger neighborhoods for years to come.”

The current 1995 plan, formerly known as the Southeast Area Development Plan, no longer reflects existing conditions or future needs in this area of our city. The planning process will examine current conditions, establish the community’s vision and goals, and identify implementation strategies that include infrastructure and public services improvements and policy and programmatic initiatives rooted in community input and aligned with fiscal, environmental, and land use considerations.

Community involvement will be a key part of the process. To receive emailed announcements about the Bayside Area Development Plan and opportunities to participate, sign up here or visit