Saturday, February 21, 2015

Council & COSADC Go Master Planning

City Council just heard a presentation concluding Phase 2 of the Downtown Development Master Plan.  Catalyst Urban Development's Paris Rutherford indicated the city would need to offer significant subsidies to private investors to further development downtown office space, restaurants and housing.  The City paid $60,000 plus for this consultation. 

On the heels of those discussions Council and the Development Corporation Board will meet to explore adding a rail spur to the City's Industrial Park.  City Councilwoman Elizabeth Grindstaff is Vice President of Marketing for Texas Pacifico Railroad.  Her job is to help businesses locate sites along the rail line.

Details of the meeting are on the city's website:

Discussion of Master Plan Development 
Two 45 minute sessions at the Business Resource Center to discuss the Master Development Plan and Industrial Park layout including possible rail spur options

Tuesday, February 24, 2015 
Session 1 2:00 P.M. - 2:45 P.M. 
Session 2 2:45 P.M. – 3:30 P.M. 
Business Resource Center 
69 North Chadbourne St 
San Angelo, Texas, TX 76903 

City of San Angelo City Council 
City of San Angelo Development Corporation
The posting did not state why this meeting is not open to the public.  We'll see if it will be recorded for the public to view on the City's YouTube channel.

This week is a busy planing week for City Council as Thursday morning at 8:00 am Council will attend a strategic planning retreat at Fort Concho.  This meeting appears to be open to the public as the agenda states "public comment will not be accepted during the work session agenda."  This meeting was recorded two years ago but no recording was made last year.  What will happen this year in Surprising San Angelo?

Update 2-24-15:  The Standard Times reported:  "Because the meeting will be held at Fort Concho, where filming capabilities are limited, the meeting will not be broadcast live on the city’s website or aired on Suddenlink channel-17 SATV.

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