Webinar, Public Workshop Planned for September
TAYLOR, TEXAS – The City of Taylor is seeking public input on the City’s new comprehensive plan, and all Taylor residents are invited to participate in two virtual meetings in September to kick off the planning process. Both meetings will be virtual and available to anyone wishing to participate. The first meeting, a Zoom webinar by Charles Marohn, the author of Strong Towns: A Bottom Up Revolution to Rebuild American Prosperity, will be on Thursday, September 17 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. The second will be a virtual public workshop on Tuesday, September 22 at 6 p.m. Additional information is available under “News and Announcements” on the City’s website, taylortx.gov. The City will post information about how to participate on the website, and also on social media.
A comprehensive plan is a policy document used by city leaders, developers, business owners, and residents to make decisions about how cities should grow and develop in the future. The City of Taylor’s current comprehensive plan was adopted in 2004, and Taylor has seen a great deal of growth since then. Lionheart Places, LLC, an Urban Design, Planning and Landscape Architecture Firm will facilitate the development of the City’s new comprehensive plan over the coming year, along with consultants from Verdunity, a planning and engineering firm focused on developing fiscally sustainable plans. The new plan, called “Envision Taylor,” is an opportunity for the community to help shape the future of Taylor.
Assistant City Manager and Development Services Director Tom Yantis said that he hopes the public will be actively involved in the process. “To build a successful comprehensive plan, we need to understand the priorities and concerns of the community. We have created a robust and inclusive community engagement process for this plan, and there will be many opportunities for Taylor residents to get involved and have their voices heard. I look forward to learning about the community’s priorities.”
For information about the Comprehensive Plan, please call Development Services at 512-365-3863. Information is also available on the City’s website, www.taylortx.gov.