The Georgetown City Council voted on June 23, 2020, to develop neighborhood plans in partnership with the TRG and San Jose neighborhoods. Neighborhood plans provide policy guidance and recommendations for land-use, housing, transportation, historic and cultural preservation, parks and open space, and economic development. Residents of the TRG and San Jose neighborhoods have voiced their concerns over many years including during the On the Table Georgetown exercise in October 2018, at a community meeting in November 2018, and in the 2019 Georgetown Health Foundation Southeast Georgetown Needs Assessment (2015 and 2019).
The area historically known as the Track, Ridge and Grasshopper neighborhoods, referred to by some residents as the TRG, roughly covers the area from what is now Scenic Drive and Blue Hole Park down to W. 18th Street, and from Bridge Street over to Martin Luther King Jr. and Timber streets.
The San Jose Neighborhood roughly covers the area from San Jose Park to 22nd Street and from Maple Street to Pine Street.
Neighborhood plans are important, because they provide the City of Georgetown, residents, businesses, and property owners a shared “road map” for actions and investments to enhance a particular area within Georgetown. Anyone who has a stake in the area can be involved in creating the plan, so everyone’s ideas and concerns can be considered in deciding how to preserve the area as a successful and desirable place to live and work now and in the future. Your input is vital to begin this effort.
Below are activities the neighborhood should expect between August and October. After the initial surveying the project team will develop a project schedule to complete the project; likely starting in December and lasting 9-12 months.
· Survey both neighborhoods (complete).
· (Sept) Draft and review a plan for the project with neighborhood representatives (in-progress)
· (October) Present the draft project plan to City Council
· Hire professional consultants and form the project team including neighborhood representatives (December)
· Start neighborhood planning (9-12 months)
What We’ve Heard So Far
8/11/2020- City Council workshops on the initial neighborhood surveys. Watch here.
7/14/2020 – City Council workshops on the process to develop neighborhood plans for San Jose and TRG. Watch here.
(2019) Southeast Georgetown Needs Assessment (2019). Read the report here.
(2018) On the Table Community Event (2018). Read the report here.
Examples of neighborhood plans:
City of Georgetown Contacts
Track-Ridge-Grasshopper (TRG) Neighborhood
Susan Watkins, Housing Coordinator
San Jose Neighborhood
Nat Waggoner, Long Range Planning Manager