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Here are the comments we received at the Downtown Master Plan Open House
Thanks to everyone who turned out for the July 29-30 Open House on the Downtown Master Plan . Your input is appreciated, and will be presented to the City Council at its Aug. 18-19 retreat. Here are the written comments (PDF) we received. ( Note: Some...
Great first day at Round Rock's Downtown Master Plan Open House
We had more than 50 people come through for the first day of our open house on draft of the Downtown Master Plan . We also have 17 pages of written comments, which is absolutely fantastic! We look forward to visiting with more of you from noon to 8 p...
Round Rock Downtown Master Plan Open House is under way
We're off and running at our two-day open house for the Downtown Master Plan. We've had a steady stream of folks coming through this morning and early afternoon, checking out the exhibits, asking questions and writing down their thoughts and comments...
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...
Transportation System board, City Council approve funds for select downtown projects
The Round Rock Transportation System Development Corporation (4B) Board and City Council approved funding for six downtown infrastructure projects on Thursday, July 9. The 4B board and City Council approved the following ( map PDF): Funding for Project...
Analyses of proposed changes to downtown streets
After the May 28 wreck and paint spill on IH 35 that backed up traffic on the interstate for most of the day, and put a lot of extra vehicles on Mays Street, we received an email from a Mays Street business owner. They asked the City Council to not reduce...
Draft downtown master plan presentation to City Council, Planning & Zoning Commission on Thursday, May 14
We'll present the draft Downtown Master Plan during a joint work session of the City Council and Planning & Zoning Commission at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, May 14, in Council Chambers at City Hall, 221 E. Main St. The draft plan and design guidelines...
Share your thoughts on new City Hall design concept
The architects working on the design for a new City Hall in southwest downtown made a presentation of their design concepts to the City Council at its Jan. 22 meeting. I know many of you interested in the Downtown Master Plan are interested in this project...
Q&A from final Downtown Master Plan charrette presentation
As promised, here's a recap of the Q&A following our final presentation (PDF) of the Downtown Master Plan charrette. You'll want to click that link and have a look-see at the presentation slides to make much sense of the narrative below, unless...
Round Rock downtown master plan final presentation
What an extraordinary week it's been. We started on Monday with a look at downtown Round Rock today and an outline of the opportunities before us. On Friday night, I believe we saw a true vision coming into focus, based on not just the urban design...
Comments, questions from Downtown Round Rock charrette midpoint presentation
Hopefully you've had a look at the midpoint presentation in the last post. If not, you'll want to check it out here (PDF) so you can make some sense of what's to follow. Here is a recap of the comments and questions from Wednesday night's...
Round Rock downtown plan charrette midpoint presentation
Just a quick post (for now) on the midpoint presentation. I'll have a follow-up post to capture some of the comments and questions next time. The presentation shows some of the initial concepts and ideas for how downtown could redevelop. Bear in mind...
Downtown charrette update 3: Main Street ballfields meeting recap
We had a really productive meeting Tuesday night to discuss the Main Street ballfields issue. My thanks to all who attended and shared their comments and listened to those of others in a spirit of mutual respect. There were many heart-felt comments, and...
Comments, questions, issues from Day 1 of Round Rock's downtown charrette
Here's a recap of the questions and issues raised by folks during our kick-off presentations on Monday (as well as our responses, as appropriate). They questions are listed in the order they were asked, starting with the morning meeting. This list...
News and notes on the Downtown Plan charrette
We're almost there! Just a few days left until we kick off the charrette for the Downtown Master Plan . A couple of things to note from the last post. We have decided to hold three meetings in the Baca Center instead of the Community Room at the McConico...
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