Montgomery Economic Development Corp. talks priorities for downtown master plan projects

The Montgomery Economic Development Corp. discussed the timeline for the downtown master plan at its Feb. 21 meeting. (Courtesy Canva)
The Montgomery Economic Development Corp. discussed the timeline for the downtown master plan at its Feb. 21 meeting. (Courtesy Canva)

The Montgomery Economic Development Corp. discussed the timeline for the downtown master plan at its Feb. 21 meeting. (Courtesy Canva)

The Montgomery Economic Development Corp. discussed the planning timeline for projects in the city’s downtown master plan during a Feb. 21 meeting, prioritizing drainage and utilities plans.

Projects including the downtown master drainage plan and the downtown utility master plan need to be complete in one to three years, according to city officials. Projects within the downtown master drainage and utility master plans must be done before anything else, City Administrator Richard Tramm said, because all other construction for master-plan improvements will be done on top of the underground improvements.



Montgomery City Council approved the downtown master plan in November to improve parking, pedestrian experiences and streetscapes, Community Impact Newspaper previously reported. The plan includes a variety of projects up to 10 years out, totaling more than $11.35 million.

McCown Street reconstruction with streetscape is on the short-term projects prioritized to start first and be complete in one to three years because it is an important component of the downtown area, such as for festivals, Tramm said during the meeting. MEDC members discussed hiring a design firm to begin planning the vision for McCown Street and its streetscape.

Other improvements proposed in the downtown master plan include adding sidewalks, street trees, decorative light poles and road improvements, according to the plan.


By Maegan Kirby

Reporter, xxConroe/Montgomery

Maegan joined Community Impact Newspaper as a reporter in January 2022 after graduating with a degree in journalism from The University of Texas at Austin. Maegan covers education, local government, transportation, business, real estate development and nonprofits in Conroe and Montgomery. Prior to CI, Maegan was a life and arts reporter for The Daily Texan at The University of Texas at Austin and an associate producer on the Darkness podcast.