At its Oct. 12 meeting, the Magnolia Economic Development 4B Corp. approved a professional services agreement with Burditt Consultants LLC, which will develop a parks master plan.

In a nutshell

According to the agreement, Burditt Consultants LLC will be paid $72,000, and its work will include:

  • An existing conditions assessment: conducting inventory of existing city-owned parks and properties; identifying natural and open space conservation opportunities
  • A needs assessment: compiling information on existing demographics, recreation behavior and recreation trends; evaluating recreation program and parks and recreation budget
  • Community and stakeholder engagement: facilitating events to receive input on Magnolia’s parks; creating an online survey

After Burditt Consultants LLC completes its work, it will prepare the master plan and a five-year action plan, according to the agreement.

What else?

The development of the parks master plan will take around 10 months to complete, according to the agreement.

Quote of note

“These guys hit the ground running,” Magnolia Economic Development Director Rachel Steele said during the meeting. “They were at National Night Out. They had a table at National Night Out and interviewed almost 300 people that came through.”

Learn more

View the professional services agreement below.