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Georgetown 2030 Plan

Neighborhood Plans

Si necesita ayuda en español, comuníquese con Mirna García al (512) 930-2545 o por correo electrónico a mirna.garcia@georgetown.org

3rd and final Community Meetings

These final community meetings will share the final vision and goals for the neighborhoods, as well as recommendations on topics such as housing, transportation, land use, and zoning. Example recommendations range from safety improvements, like sidewalks and traffic management, to ways to celebrate the history and culture of each neighborhood through public art.

 

⏰6:30-8:30PM                                                                                                                  6-8PM

📅November 10                                                                                                                 📅November 11

📍Purl Elementary, 1953 Maple St.                                                                             📍Georgetown Public Library, 402 W. 8th St.

 

2nd  Community Meetings

 

TRG Neighborhood Plan

The TRG Neighborhood meeting was held from 6:00-8:00 pm on Sept. 2, 2021, at the Georgetown Library. You can still provide your input until Sept. 9, 2021. If you would like to schedule time to review with staff on September 7th or 8th, please email APD at ccoleman@apdurban.com or Susan Watkins at susan.watkins@georgetown.org.

Step 1. Watch the 2nd Community Meeting for TRG below.
Step 2.Take the survey here

 

San Jose Neighborhood Plan

The San Jose Neighborhood meeting was held from 6:30-8:30 pm on Sept. 1, 2021, at Annie Purl Elementary. You can still provide your input until Sept. 9, 2021.

Step 1. Watch the 2nd Community Meeting for San Jose below.
Step 2.Take the survey here

La reunión del vecindario de San José se llevó a cabo el 1 de septiembre de 6:30 a 8:30 en Annie Purl Elementary. Todavía puede proporcionar su opinión hasta el 9 de septiembre.

Paso 1. Vea la segunda reunión comunitaria de San José a continuación.
Paso 2.Realice la encuesta aquí aquí

Please send any questions or comments to 2030@Georgetown.org and info@apdurban.com; Envíe sus preguntas o comentarios a 2030@Georgetown.org e info@apdurban.com.

1st Community Meetings

City staff, Steering Committees and APD Urban Planning & Management held the first community meetings for the neighborhood plans on June 30th and July 1st.

                                           

San Jose Neighborhood Plan                                                                      TRG Neighborhood Plan

⏰6:30-8:30PM                                                                                                 6-8PM

📅June 30                                                                                                          📅July 1

📍Getsemani Community Center, 412 E. 19th                                          📍Georgetown Public Library

Frequently Asked Questions

Which neighborhoods?

TRG

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 Leander Road, and from Bridge Street over to Martin Luther King Jr. and Timber streets and Austin Ave south of 18th St.

San Jose

The San Jose Neighborhood roughly covers the area from San Jose Park to 22nd Street and from Maple Street to Pine Street.

What is a small area plan?

A small area plan contains specific strategies to preserve or improve a particular area or neighborhood of a city. The planning process provides a way for the City and its citizens to improve their communities and ensure a better future. Small area plans act as guides for decision-making.

Why should I be involved?

Citizen participation is critical to the development of the plan since citizens know their neighborhoods’ strengths and weaknesses. Community involvement assures that the plan is responsive to resident needs and provides appropriate solutions to neighborhood problems. A small area plan enables residents to help plan for the future of their community and includes strategic actions to protect and improve their neighborhood.

How long will this process last?

The development of the (TRG/San Jose) Small Area Plan began in May 2021 and will take approximately nine (9) months to complete.

What topics will this plan address?

The plan may address topics such as land use, zoning, transportation, economic development, housing, how the neighborhood looks, and how services are delivered. The range of items covered in the plan depends directly on issues that are identified by the community.

Why are we conducting the plan? Why Now?

Over the past few years, the City of Georgetown has conducted several assessments and studies in the (TRG/San Jose) neighborhood. The most recent, the 2020 Neighborhood Initial Survey, laid the groundwork to understand residents’ issues and ideas. In October 2020, the City issued a Request for Proposals from qualified firms from across the nations and selected APD Urban Planning and Management in early 2021. The project officially kicked off with a tour of the neighborhoods and meetings with the Steering Committees in May 2021.

How can I get involved?

To get involved, please contact any member of the Steering Committee or your City Planning representative for more information, including event dates and times. For the next several months, you will see advertisements for public meetings and are encouraged to attend.

Who can I contact to give suggestions and/or ask questions?

Please send any questions or comments to 2030@Georgetown.org or info@apdurban.com. To talk to city staff, please call Cesar at (512) 930-6652.

What is the role of the Steering Committee?

The Steering Committee acts as the ambassador for the project.

They work to ensure the community’s interest is prioritized, assist in spreading the word about the project to their neighbors and verify outreach methods, assess and provide feedback on all aspects of the plan as it is being developed, identify opportunities for potential private sector involvement, and establish a framework for the project’s political support. Specific duties of the Steering Committee are:

  • Attend meetings with consultants
  • Review policies
  • Makes plan recommendations to the City Council
  • Serves as plan ambassadors and provides communication to neighborhood
  • Meet at least once a month (at least 6 times for project milestones)

Who has the final say when the neighborhood plan is ready?

The City Council of Georgetown will have final say on adoption of the neighborhood plan as a City document. The Steering Committee will be responsible for making a recommendation of adoption to the City Council.

Background

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).

What we’ve heard so far

06/24/2021 – TRG Steering Committee meeting to review Public Meeting #1 materials. Minutes here.

06/23/2021 – San Jose Steering Committee meeting to review Public Meeting #1 materials. Minutes here.

06/16/2021 – San Jose Steering Committee meeting #2. Minutes here.

06/14/2021 – TRG Steering Committee meeting #2. Minutes here.

05/04/2021 – Kick off Meeting – TRG Steering Committee meeting #1. Minutes here.

05/03/2021 – Kick off Meeting – San Jose Steering Committee meeting #1. Minutes here.

01/26/2021 – City Council workshop on RFP response and project budget. Watch here.

10/13/2020 – City Council workshop on initial neighborhood survey results. Watch here.

Neighborhood Initial Survey Results (late August/early September)

      • TRG Initial Survey Results English
      • TRG Resultados de la encuesta inicial en español
      • San Jose Initial Survey Results English
      • San Jose Resultados de la encuesta inicial en español

8/11/2020 – City Council workshop on the initial neighborhood surveys. Watch here

7/14/2020City 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:

Mill Street Neighborhood in Colorado

City of Houston, Complete Communities

Fort Collins – Old Town Neighborhoods

City of Georgetown Contacts

Track-Ridge-Grasshopper (TRG) Neighborhood

Susan Watkins, Housing Coordinator

susan.watkins@georgetown.org, 512-930-8477

San Jose Neighborhood

Nat Waggoner, Long Range Planning Manager

nat.waggoner@georgetown.org, 512-930-3584

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