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Help shape the future of transportation in downtown

SEGUIN, Texas – The City of Seguin is hosting an open house to gain valuable input for an update to the Master Thoroughfare Plan. This plan will guide street and sidewalk design and more throughout the city.

“Streets and sidewalks are so important for downtown. They are the paths that lead to businesses, parks, and civic buildings.  And they are also public places where people meet and gather.  The City’s Comprehensive Plan has some big ideas for downtown.  The Master Thoroughfare Plan will start putting these ideas in action,” said John Foreman, Assistant Director of Planning and Codes.

"Downtown Seguin was built and designed before the car, at a time when most people walked or rode a horse into downtown.  This presents many challenges when trying to accommodate the streets with the modern amenities now found on newer streets, like bike paths.  This open house is an opportunity for the people of Seguin to voice their priorities for transportation in downtown.  For example, do they want wider sidewalks or bike paths? The input received will assist staff in designing the streets in downtown for future development,” said Kyle Kramm, Director of Main Street & CVB.

The Open House will be held in St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church’s McKeogh Hall at 201 East Nolte Street.  Attendees can come and go as they please during the designated times. Folks will get a chance to learn about the plan’s purpose, and the work completed on the project so far.  Visit the stations and give your comments about key transportation issues downtown.  It should take about 30 minutes to go through all of the stations. Your ideas will help guide the plan.

Schedule:

Wednesday, October 19th –5:30-8:00 p.m.

Thursday, October 20th  –8:30 a.m. -8:00 p.m.

Friday, October 21st  –8:30 a.m. -5:00 p.m.

Want to Get More Involved?

Contact staff if you’d like to participate in a focus group meeting with city staff, consultants, and other stakeholders. For more information, email John Foreman (jforeman@seguintexas.gov).

Posted by: Morgan Ash