Trailhead at Helotes PUD Proposal

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The Trailhead at Helotes is a proposed Planned Unit Development (PUD) by MNO Partners, a real estate development firm in the Austin-San Antonio area. The proposed development site is located on Bandera Road (S.H. 16), between Grace Church Helotes and Happy Paws Boarding & Grooming. The development site consists of three tracts of land identified as BCAD Property ID Nos. 242100, 1097255, and 242130 – All together, the three tracts total approximately 21.7 acres. The current zoning of the proposed development site is General Business District (B-3).

A PUD is a special zoning designation that allows for mixed-use development. The purpose of a PUD zoning designation is to preserve the natural environment while encouraging high-quality development. A PUD zoning designation is allowable by City Code; however, in order to get a PUD established, it must be approved by City Council upon review by city staff and recommendations from the Planning & Zoning Commission.

The Trailhead at Helotes PUD intends to have retail buildings fronting Bandera Road (S.H. 16) and a residential village behind the retail spaces, abutting the Helotes Park Estates Subdivision. A total of 366 residential units are proposed. The overall project site plan has 5 acres dedicated to commercial and about 17 acres dedicated to green space and residential use.

A presentation on The Trailhead at Helotes PUD is provided below. The purpose of this presentation is to be informative, and it is not an official PUD application submittal. This presentation will be placed on the Planning & Zoning Commission agenda (7/11/2023) and on the City Council agenda (7/27/2023). The Planning & Zoning Commission and City Council agendas are posted at least 72 hours prior to the date of the meeting. These meetings are open to the public.

Questions on this proposed PUD project? Contact David Morin, MNO Partners, at 210-303-7858 or email


View The Trailhead at Helotes PUD presentation.

View the City Code on Planned Unit Development (PUD).

View the City of Helotes Zoning Map.

Learn how to sign up to speak/stream the P&Z/City Council Meeting.