Montgomery to host public meeting on comprehensive plan

Assistant to the City Administrator Dave McCorquodale and Mayor Sara Countryman listened to presentations from Texas A&M University students Dec. 4, 2019. (Andy Li/Community Impact Newspaper)
Assistant to the City Administrator Dave McCorquodale and Mayor Sara Countryman listened to presentations from Texas A&M University students Dec. 4, 2019. (Andy Li/Community Impact Newspaper)

Assistant to the City Administrator Dave McCorquodale and Mayor Sara Countryman listened to presentations from Texas A&M University students Dec. 4, 2019. (Andy Li/Community Impact Newspaper)

The city of Montgomery will host a virtual public meeting to finalize its comprehensive downtown plan July 8 at 6 p.m via Zoom.

The downtown plan was created by the city in collaboration with Texas A&M University’s Sea Grant, a collaboration between “the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the State of Texas and universities across the state,” according to its website. Montgomery has worked with the program to develop a plan for downtown development.


Assistant to the City Administrator Dave McCorquodale told Community Impact Newspaper in December the city also worked with Texas A&M’s Texas Target Communities program, which allowed landscape architecture students to spend a semester to develop conceptual designs for specific issues Montgomery faces. For Montgomery, those issues were downtown revitalization, historic preservation and tourism, ecological connectivity, walkability and active living and new residential typologies.

“It was very comprehensive in the way they were able to look at our town from the outside and be able to gather this information in a very thorough way,” McCorquodale said.

To register for the meeting, residents are encouraged to reach out to City Secretary Susan Hensley at shensley@ci.montgomery.tx.us.
By Andy Li
Originally from Boone, North Carolina, Andy Li is a graduate of East Carolina University with degrees in Communication with a concentration in Journalism and Political Science. While in school, he worked as a performing arts reporter, news, arts and copy editor and a columnist at the campus newspaper, The East Carolinian. He also had the privilege to work with NPR’s Next Generation Radio, a project for student journalists exploring radio news. Moving to Houston in May 2019, he now works as the reporter for the Conroe/Montgomery edition of Community Impact Newspaper.


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