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 email@example.com.