As of Dec. 19, consulting firm Kimley-Horn completed the public meetings portion and wrapped up the first draft of the Old Town Master Plan in Leander, Executive Director of Development Services Robin Griffin said.

The plan is intended to create a more enjoyable and comfortable environment for those who visit the area, according to the city.

Projects that will be identified in this study include parks and open space, parking, placemaking, infrastructure and other upgrades.

In April, Leander City Council selected Kimley-Horn to complete its Old Town Master Plan, which will direct developing and revitalizing the district. The plan will cover all of Old Town, Griffin said.

Council approved a zoning change that allows for more restaurants and entertainment to come to Old Town Leander in 2021. Earlier in 2021, council also approved a $1.2 million concept plan for the nearby Old Town Park, which will feature the city’s history, offer seating areas and serve as an event venue. The park will be located behind Leander City Hall along West South Street.

The Old Town Master Plan costs $130,000 and is funded through Leander’s fiscal year 2021-22 budget.

City staff is reviewing the draft plan before it heads to the planning and zoning commission and City Council in the spring. Any construction is contingent on the plan being finalized.