After gathering input over the last 10 months from residents, business owners and other stakeholders, the City of Bryan is hosting an open house on Aug. 7 to solicit feedback on draft plans for the Midtown area.
Bryan Regional Park Plan
The City of Bryan is currently in the process of developing a feasibility study and master plan for a new Bryan Regional Park, located at the former Travis B. Bryan Municipal Golf Course, the existing Williamson Park and Astin Recreational Area. Citizen input is necessary to determine how the community would like to see the park developed and public participation is appreciated, during the planning process.
As part of the development of the study, an online public survey is being conducted to gather input from residents regarding their desires for the park.
Public input will be gathered at Town Hall Meetings to be held on June 7, 2018, from 5:30-7:00 PM and on July 12, 2018, from 5:30-7:00 PM. Both meetings will be held at Phillips Event Center at Briarcrest, located at 1929 Country Club Drive, Bryan, TX 77802. A workshop for school-aged children is planned. All residents, business owners, elected officials, and community stakeholders are invited to attend. At the Town Hall Meetings, community members are invited to provide their park ideas and provide input on how they would like to see the future park developed.
Initial discussions related to the Regional Park Project goals have indicated the desire of the community is to strike a balance between active recreation facilities, destination amenities, and the preservation of natural and open spaces. As part of early site analysis and respect for the existing natural environment on the site, urban foresters and tree preservation specialists have been performing a tree preservation analysis and hazard tree assessment to mitigate protection of existing tree canopy throughout the course of the project. A hydrology study and traffic impact analysis are being conducted as part of the feasibility study to plan for and improve storm water management and traffic circulation within the area. Wildlife habitats are being assessed to determine opportunities for preservation and enhancement.
Additional stakeholder interviews are being conducted with organized sports leagues, community groups, homeowners’ associations, business owners, developers, and representatives from other community organizations, to gain insight on what the community envisions at the Regional Park. A walkability workshop is planned to help ensure a safe, pedestrian friendly environment.
City leadership is excited about the opportunities for redevelopment of this site into not only a Regional Park for the City of Bryan, but as a true destination that attract visitors from throughout the state. As the City looks ahead and plans for the future of the community, community leadership invites all citizens to get involved with this exciting planning process.
If you have questions, please contact Sarah Korpita at email@example.com.
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