Mayor Zimmer on Southwest Park expansion purchase
Mayor Dawn Zimmer announces:
I am writing to let you know that the City is moving forward to buy the second parcel of land (Block 10 as shown in this map) to expand the Southwest Park at a special meeting next Wednesday, May 24th at 7:30 pm after the Memorial Day parade.
At the special meeting next Wednesday the City Council will be asked to authorize the City’s appraisal, so the City can then make an updated offer on Block 10.
The City is also introducing a redevelopment plan that would require further expansion of the Southwest Park if and when the development in that subarea of the plan is built.
The plan envisions a vibrant neighborhood with retail amenities including more restaurants. Given the traffic concerns, the permitted residential density is limited to the lowest density possible while still allowing the plan to be feasible.
Your voices were crucial in persuading the Council to support the acquisition authorization for an expanded park. It is important that you continue to make your voices heard loud and clear on May 24th and again at the hearing on June 7th.
For more information on the park and redevelopment plan, please click here. Additionally, please click here for more information on our Southwest Traffic Circulation Plan, which will help reduce traffic delays and improve pedestrian safety in the area.