Georgetown to hold final hearings for San Jose and Track Ridge Grasshopper neighborhood plans

The Historic San Jose neighborhood is a 0.06-mile area south of 15th Street, west of Maple Street and east of Pine Street. Boundaries are unofficial and subject to change with the plan. (Map courtesy city of Georgetown)
The Historic San Jose neighborhood is a 0.06-mile area south of 15th Street, west of Maple Street and east of Pine Street. Boundaries are unofficial and subject to change with the plan. (Map courtesy city of Georgetown)

The Historic San Jose neighborhood is a 0.06-mile area south of 15th Street, west of Maple Street and east of Pine Street. Boundaries are unofficial and subject to change with the plan. (Map courtesy city of Georgetown)

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The historic Track, Ridge and Grasshopper neighborhood is a 0.19-mile area that largely wraps around the City Hall complex and extends from Blue Hole Park down to south of Hwy. 29 along 17th Street. Boundaries are unofficial and subject to change with the plan. (Map courtesy city of Georgetown)
The City of Georgetown will host three public hearings regarding the Small Area Plans for San Jose and Track Ridge Grasshopper throughout the month of March, according to a release.

Georgetown's Planning and Zoning Commission and City Council are scheduled to review and vote on the proposed plans during the following meetings:

• Planning and Zoning: 6 p.m. March 1, Council and Courts Building, 510 W. Ninth St.

• City Council first reading: 6 p.m. March 8, Council and Courts Building, 510 W. Ninth St.

• City Council adoption: 6 p.m. March 22, Council and Courts Building, 510 W. Ninth St.


During the public hearings about the plans, staff will discuss the vision and goals for the neighborhoods, as well as recommendations on topics such as housing, transportation, land use and zoning.

“The city is grateful for the leadership the San Jose and TRG Steering Committee members have provided,” Planning Director Sofia Nelson said in the release. “They have been dedicated in their outreach to their neighbors and thoughtful in representing the vision for the neighborhoods they serve.”

Since outreach efforts for the San Jose and TRG Neighborhood Plans began in August 2020, city staff has had direct contact with 100 residents of the TRG neighborhood (27 percent) and 48 residents of the San Jose neighborhood (58 percent).

Once the Small Area Plans are adopted for the neighborhoods, the city will start the process of establishing neighborhood associations for both communities.

According to the release, Georgetown began its effort in August 2020 to create neighborhood plans for the TRG and San Jose neighborhoods. Since then, city council has approved $200,000 for the work, including hiring a consultant to help with the planning process. The Neighborhood Plans capture residents' ideas and makes recommendations on how to achieve them. Recommendations range from future development, housing affordability, and infrastructure projects, such as building sidewalks or installing stop signs, to historic and cultural celebrations, such as art installations.
By Hunter Terrell

Reporter, Georgetown

Hunter Terrell became the reporter for the Georgetown edition in January 2021. After graduating from Valdosta State University in 2018, she started her career as a reporter for the Rockdale Citizen in Conyers, Georgia. In 2021, she became a copyeditor for the Marietta Daily Journal. She also had a part-time job in social media and sales at Alexis Suitcase in Atlanta.