The Downtown Master Plan Scoping Report is now available to download (PDF) from the City of Round Rock web site. The report includes input received in November during a series of interviews with City Councilmembers, downtown business and property owners, and City staff, as well as at a public meeting at the Baca Center. The report lays out the scope of work necessary to achieve our vision for downtown Round Rock.
Based on the input received during the scoping process, City staff drafted a vision statement for downtown Round Rock:
Our vision for downtown is a thriving town center, beyond the two-block historic area, that features a viable mix of residential, commercial, retail, dining, entertainment and public space uses in a walkable environment that enhances Round Rock’s economy, quality of life, and sense of place.
The document was reviewed at the Thursday, Feb. 7, City Council work session/retreat at the United Heritage Conference Center. The City Council gave the go-ahead to start the formal planning process.
Here’s the schedule:
• Feb. 14 – Issue and advertise a Request for Qualifications to planning firms nationwide (the Scoping Report is included in the RFQ)
• March 12 – Deadline for responses
• March 13-April 11 – City staff to review submissions, select firm, negotiate contract
• May 8 – City Council to award contract
We anticipate it will take approximately 12 months to complete the Downtown Master Plan.
Thanks for your interest in this exciting project. Your comments on the document and process are always welcome.