Downtown Redevelopment

Downtown Plan Open House set for July 29-30

We’ll hold an Open House meeting on the Downtown Master Plan from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday, July 29, and noon to 8 p.m. Thursday, July 30, in the Community Room at the McConico Building, 301 W. Bagdad Ave. That’s the same place where the charrette was held in January. (I know my last post said the Wednesday meeting will start at 8 a.m. It will be 9 a.m.)

Among the topics we plan to address at the Open House are: Mission, Vision and Scope; Roads/Parking; Zoning; Green Space/Parks, Historic Preservation, Economic Development/Tourism, Finance, and Catalytic Projects.

The meetings will be come and go; there will be no formal oral presentations. We will have displays with information, maps, etc., for you to look at and comment on. Staff will be on hand to answer questions. We’ll also have handouts for you to take home and review so if you want to comment after thinking about things for a couple of days that’s fine.

Is there anything you would like to know more about or comment on at the Open House? Please let me know. We may not get to all of the topics listed above. City staff will be meeting regularly over the next two weeks to finalize the presentation materials, and we may decide to winnow the list – especially if I hear from you that there are other topics you would like addressed.

This will be the final formal public meeting prior to our update to the City Council at its retreat on Aug. 18-19. Our plan to is take your input, along with the City Council, Planning and Zoning Commission, and City staff, and forward that to our consultants following the retreat so they can incorporate it into a final draft document.

I'm going to be available from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. this Friday at Star Co., 114 E. Main St. The Round Rock Jelly (a casual co-working get together) convenes there as well around lunchtime on Friday.

And, as always, I’m happy to meet with you individually if you want to. Just let me know. My number is listed below. And you can always offer your comments and suggestions here.

Will Hampton
Project Manager
218-5409

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