Downtown Redevelopment

City Council wants more time to discuss details of Downtown Master Plan

downtown round rock at nightThe Round Rock City Council held a public hearing on the Downtown Master Plan on Thursday, May 13, but tabled the ordinance to approve the document, which will be an amendment to the General Plan.

Five people spoke during the public hearing. All support the Plan; some had specific concerns about a particular aspect of the Plan. Two speakers, who live on East Liberty, are concerned about an increase in neighborhood cut-through traffic if the City moves forward with the Round Rock Avenue-Liberty Avenue realignment (PDF). Another worried about increasing property values. One spoke of the opportunity to attract more Creative Class businesses, and one thanked the City Council for addressing his specific concern about creating more flexibility in the Plan so he can more easily add a room to his single family home in the future.

You can watch the presentation, public hearing and Council discussion on Round Rock Replay (click on Item 9B1).

After the public hearing, Mayor Alan McGraw asked City Councilmembers to identify specific concerns/issues they have regarding the Plan for City staff. Those concerns can be then addressed comprehensively at a joint work session with the Planning and Zoning Commission, scheduled for June 7. The City Council and P&Z were already scheduled to discuss the  General Plan 2010-2020 at that meeting. Now, they'll use the meeting time to discuss both plans.

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