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Galveston, TX – September 12, 2017 - The City of Galveston is continuing discussions aimed at improving the Broadway Corridor by inviting community members to participate in an Alternatives Workshop. The meeting will be held on Tuesday, September 19th, from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. in the Harris Gallery at the Rosenberg Library. The Design Workshop consultants hosting the meeting plan to gather input from citizens on amendments to existing guidelines and regulations regarding form, character and preferred streetscape configurations. The meeting will be open to the public and participation is encouraged.
“Building a better Broadway has been a long-standing request from Galvestonians,” said Director of Development Service, Tim Tietjens. “While this vision has come with its fair share of challenges in the past, we truly believe that with the community’s help we can make a long-time vision of what Broadway could be a reality in the near future.”
More About the Building A Better Broadway Project
The Broadway Corridor project will discover new land uses and redevelopment opportunities along the corridor, and identify tools and incentives that help existing property owners achieve improved standards. The plan will also recommend public right of way enhancements, such as multi-modal transportation, public art, holiday displays, lighting, and upgraded elements for improved function and aesthetics. This effort will envision immediate and long-term improvement strategies that build upon updated Broadway Design Guidelines underway by the Broadway Ad Hoc Committee. The process will be concurrent with an analysis of the possible expansion and creation of Galveston historical districts. Community engagement meetings will continue to be held through fall of 2017.
Keep Up with the Project:
The City will be working with the consultant to keep all information about the project up to date on our website. Follow along at www.galvestontx.gov/buildingabetterbroadway for the latest.