With the Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization extending its deadline call for planning studies to Feb. 15, Buda City Council voted to send two applications for the 2018-19 Platinum Planning Program Project Call on Tuesday.
Cities originally had a month-long window to submit planning projects to CAMPO in December; however, multiple requests prompted CAMPO officials to extend their deadline to allow Buda to submit applications for intersection improvements at RM 967 between FM 1626 and improvements at Garlic Creek Parkway.
City Engineer John Nett said during the meeting that the planning details would define rights of ways, approximate cost and recommended timelines for improvements.
As part of the 2019-22 call, CAMPO is specifically looking for planning studies that seek to “outline synergies between transportation, land use, and other planning areas to better understand how the system performs today and how strategic improvements can help the system work better in the future.”
Nett said that he believes the Garlic Creek Project will be favorable to CAMPO because the project would increase transportation growth in the area while bringing new housing developments, regional trails and prepares for the completion of SH 45 SW.
If Buda’s project is chosen by CAMPO, the city would have to commit to providing no less than a 20 percent match in cash for the proposed studies.