We have developed an online, interactive map (WikiMap) for you to help us better understand conditions and your experience with the study area. Click here:
The Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization and the City recognize the importance of working closely with the community throughout this project to identify solutions the community values. Public input will be collected and incorporated in each phase of the study. The Public Involvement Plan for the project highlights that, to make participating in this study convenient, there are many opportunities to learn more and share input. CAMPO, the City, and the project team will:
Share Updates – Project information and updates will be shared as they are available via email. To sign up, enter your email address into the sign up boxes to the left. You may unsubscribe at any time.
Public Meetings – Meetings will be held to share information, collect input, and offer the opportunity for the City, project team, and the public to work together.
Meet with Stakeholders – As needed the project team will meet with stakeholders along the corridor. Please contact us if you would like to schedule a call or meeting,
Attend Community Meetings – The team will attend events and meetings in the community. We can share a quick update, set up booths, or give a detailed presentation. If you have a group that is interested in a presentation or update, please contact us.
Input and feedback will be collected as we work with the public and then incorporated into the study.
Public input is an important part of this study and there will be multiple opportunities for the community to offer their ideas for the future of Williams Drive. The plan will recommend improvements that will spur both public and private investment dollars. Possible recommendations may include improvements such as redesigning intersections, synchronized traffic signal timing, vehicle turning lanes, public parking, sidewalks, bike lanes, or transit options.
The first open house public meeting was held on Thursday, October 6. The purpose of this open house is to introduce the study, purpose and goals, and public engagement process, as well as provide a brief overview of existing conditions along this corridor.
Public Outreach Accomplishments
Phone Calls 420 Phone Numbers
- List Development
- Event Invitations
E-blasts 1,300 Email Addresses
- Project Updates
- Social Media 8,100 Facebook; 5,500 Twitter
- News Media 33,000
October 6 Open House
- 105 Attendees
- 71 Comments
November 12-16 Events
- 86 Attendees
- Over 120 comments
March 9 Open House
- 82 Attendees
- 8 written comments
Public Open House Recap – October 6, 2016
On behalf of the project team, City and CAMPO, thank you to the 105 property and business owners, organization members and community leaders for helping make the first Open House a success!
The Open House on hosted by CAMPO and the City of Georgetown exhibited a variety of illustrative presentation boards on the existing conditions in the study area including transportation, land use and real estate market profiles. For those not able to attend, a link to each board is provided here and available for download:
- Study Area and Schedule
- Purpose and Goals
- Project History
- CAMPO Platinum
- Daily Traffic
- Existing Conditions
- Street Network
- Roadway Safety
Participants were asked to identify areas of needs or concerns within the study area that stretches from Austin Avenue to Jim Hogg Road. The information presented aimed to help participants gain a deeper understanding of the study elements, conditions and trends along Williams Drive.
Open Studio and Design Workshops Nov. 12 – 16
Public design workshops were held November 12 – 16, 2016 at the Georgetown Health Foundation Community Room.
Below is the Work-in-Progress slide presentation from the last day of the November workshops and open studio:
Existing Conditions Assessment Report
A 93-page report documenting and assessing existing conditions in the Williams Drive Corridor is now available:
Public Open House Recap – March 9, 2017
On March 9, the City and CAMPO hosted an Open House Public Meeting to present the Williams Drive Study Concept Plan that captures the vision of the community for the corridor incorporating transportation, land use and economic development improvements. The Open House was facilitated by the Public Works, Planning and Communications departments and City Manager’s Office. The event was attended by 82 people who were able to see the conceptual designs and recommendations that the Williams Drive Study Project Team has developed to address the primary issues identified: traffic congestion, traffic operations, barrier to redevelopment and reinvestment, aesthetics, and pedestrian and bicycle facilities, as well as provide comments on the recommendations developed to date. Future efforts will identify relevant projects and policies to improve the transportation network and supportive land uses to enhance mobility, connectivity, safety, and multimodal options, support economic development and enhance a sense of place.
For those not able to attend, a link to each board is provided here and available for download:
- Purpose and process
- What we have heard
- Corridor-wide improvements–access and parking management
- Corridor-wide improvements–traffic operations management
- Proposed network connections
- Bicycle facilities
- Pedestrian facilities
- Character areas
- Jim Hogg to Cedar Lake
- Cedar Lake to Serenada
- Serenada to Lakeway
- Centers area
- Lakeway to Golden Oaks
- Golden Oaks to Rivery
- Rivery to I-35
- Austin Avenue
- Lake Aire Center
- Georgetown ISD site phases I-II
- Georgetown ISD site phases III-IV
- Potential implementation process
- Next steps