Wolf Lakes Village and 3 other things to know in Georgetown, Dec. 3-9

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Here are some things to know this week in Georgetown.

1. Wolf Lakes Village could become a tax increment reinvestment zone

A proposed tax-funding arrangement between the city of Georgetown, Williamson County and the developers of Wolf Lakes Village could over the next several decades help pay for up to $130 million in infrastructure additions on the 164-acre property proposed as a new mixed-use community at I-35 and Hwy. 29. Georgetown City Council voted 5-0 on Nov. 27 to give initial approval for a tax increment reinvestment zone, or TIRZ, at Wolf Lakes Village. If given final approval by the council, Wolf Lakes Village would become the city’s fifth TIRZ. Read more here.

2. City hosts workshop for new bicycle master plan

Georgetown officials and graduate students from The University of Texas at Austin want feedback on a new master plan covering the city’s bicycle and pedestrian transportation system. The planning team has developed a proposed bicycle network and implementation plan, according to the city. The workshop is scheduled from 2:30-4:30 p.m. Dec. 4 at the Georgetown Public Library, 402 W. Eighth St., Georgetown. Read more here.

3. New openings on the downtown Square

Georgetown’s Square is home to a new restaurant and a new gift and apparel shop. Greenhouse Craft Foods opened Nov. 17 at 708 S. Austin Ave., Georgetown, in the former space of The Hollow restaurant. Greenhouse, whose original location is in Round Rock, serves farm-to-table dishes for lunch, dinner and weekend brunch. Just a few doors to the south of the new restaurant, OoLaLa, a Salado-based gift shop and clothing boutique, opened Nov. 2 at 714 S. Austin Ave., Georgetown.

4. Registration open for free mental health first aid class

Williamson County’s Behavior Health Task Force has opened registration for a free mental health first aid class scheduled from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Jan. 26. The 8-hour class will be held in the community room at the J.B. and Hallie Jester Annex, 1801 E. Old Settlers Blvd., Round Rock. The class will explain warning signs, symptoms and risk factors common among people dealing with mental illnesses. Attendees can also learn a 5-step action plan to help people experiencing mental health-related crises. This class is developed with support from Mental Health First Aid, Integral Care and Bluebonnet Trails Community Services, with additional support from St. David’s Foundation. Registration information is available here.

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Evan Marczynski
Evan Marczynski is editor of the Georgetown edition of Community Impact Newspaper. He joined Community Impact in 2016 as a reporter in Northwest Austin and previously covered Austin-area health care and Round Rock ISD. Evan is a native of the Pacific Northwest, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Western Washington University in 2012 and worked as a newspaper reporter until he moved to Texas.
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