Monday, October 07, 2013

Lake Nasworthy Development Public Meeting Planned for October 21

A City of San Angelo press release stated:
Input on the draft of a plan to develop and improve Lake Nasworthy will be gathered at a public meeting at 6 p.m. Monday, Oct. 21, at the McNease Convention Center, 500 Rio Concho Drive. 

Citizens are encouraged to attend to share their feedback on the plan, which the City Council is expected to consider approving Nov. 5. The document can be viewed at 

The blueprint calls for five development zones around Lake Nasworthy, one of the most popular weekend destinations in all of West Texas:
 • Zone 1: Action Sports. Zone 1 on Nasworthy’s western end would be developed for boat racing, wakeboarding, archery, mountain biking, trail running and camping.
 • Zone 2: Harbor Village. Nasworthy’s southern end around the marina could accommodate a new marina, an improved Mary E. Lee Park beach, restaurants, a hotel, aquatic businesses, a triathlon staging area, a splash pad and party boats.
 • Zone 3: Nature/Education. Enveloping Nasworthy’s northwestern and southwestern edges, programming would include a new home for the Nature Center and possibly a Family Entertainment Center.
 • Zone 4: Special Opportunity. The site of a former power plant and of Gun Club Hill/Hillside Drive, this area would allow for a walk/jog/bike trail, windsurfing, a zip line, a hotel, residential development, and commercial/retail outlets along Knickerbocker Road.
 • Zone 5: Natural Encounter. Nasworthy’s eastern shores and the site of a former hatchery would be the site of a birding center plus fishing, canoeing and kayaking. 

Gateway Planning, a consultant hired through a formal process, crafted the plan
following a series of meetings with the lake’s many stakeholders and with the public over a four-month span.

I attended the public meetings on Lake Nasworthy Development as well as Twin Buttes Recreation Plan sessions.  It's hard for me to see how my input was heard by either group.  That means I have to show up again and repeat myself.  I'd rather they listened the first time.

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