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Small Area Plan public meetings announced

Post Date:August 11, 2017

The first of two Small Area Plan public meetings will take place Thursday, Aug. 17, 6-8 p.m., at North Point Christian Church, 101 E. College Street.

This Block Party and Community Open House is open to everyone, but is specifically designed for residents living in the North End area, which is made up an area bounded by Whitmore Lane to the north, North Kealy Avenue to the east, West College Street to the south, and I-35E to the west.

A Small Area Plan gives residents, businesses, property owners, and the City a shared “road map” for actions and investments to enhance one particular area within Lewisville. Anyone who has a stake in the area can be involved in creating the Small Area Plan, so everyone’s ideas and concerns can be considered in deciding how to make the area a vital, successful, and desirable place to live and work now and in the future.

This is a proven way to establish a vision or goal for a specific part of a city, and a coordinated approach to achieve it that is supported by area stakeholders. The plans will focus in more detail than is possible during a citywide planning process.

The City is creating these Small Area Plans to address areas with unique challenges and opportunities, and to help create or enhance a distinctive identity for those areas. This makes those areas more desirable places to live or operate a business, enhancing quality of life and preserving economic viability.

The planning process will get stakeholders involved and engaged. The resulting plans will serve as the basis for city programs, incentives, regulations, and special districts that are important in the targeted area but are not needed citywide.

The second public meeting will take place Thursday, Aug. 31, 6-8 p.m., at LHS Harmon Campus, 1250 W. Round Grove Road. This Block Party and Community Open House is open to everyone, but specifically designed for residents living in the Southwest Lewisville area, which is made up of an area roughly bounded by West Round Grove Road to the north, Oakbend Drive to the east, SH 121 Business to the south, and Duncan Lane to the west.

To see the maps of these two areas, and to learn more about Small Area Plans, please visit cityoflewisville.com/SmallAreaPlans.

Creating these plans is consistent with the “Thriving Neighborhoods” Big Move in the Lewisville 2025 vision plan, and can impact several other Big Moves in that plan.