Flood Protection Planning Study

The Flood Protection Planning Study’s goal is to identify areas of flooding and develop mitigation strategies such as drainage maintenance and potential future drainage projects.

The study is a partnership between the cities of Georgetown, Leander and Liberty Hill, as well as Williamson County and the Texas Water Development Board.

You can read the draft study here:
Flood Protection Planning Study Draft Part 1
Flood Protection Planning Study Draft Part 2
Flood Protection Planning Study Draft Part 3
Flood Protection Planning Study Draft Part 4
Flood Protection Planning Study Draft Part 5

Brazos G Regional Water Plan

Regional water planning provides for the orderly development, management, and conservation of water resources and preparation for and response to drought conditions in order that sufficient water will be available at a reasonable cost to ensure public health, safety, and welfare; further economic development; and protect the agricultural and natural resources of that particular region.

The Brazos G Area, which is comprised of all or portions of 37 counties, is one of the State’s 16 planning regions established by the Texas Water Development Board. Georgetown is in the Brazos G Region. Jim Briggs, general manager of utilities for the City of Georgetown, is a member of the Brazos G Regional Water Planning Group.

The regional water plans are developed on a 5-year cycle, with previous plans developed in 2001, 2006, and 2011. In accordance with legislative and rule requirements, all of the regional water plans must be completed and adopted by November 1, 2015. The TWDB will then compile the 16 plans into the 2017 State Water Plan. The regional water plans will continue to be updated every 5 years.

The Brazos G Regional Water Planning Group (“Brazos G/Region G”) will conduct a public hearing at 9:00 a.m., Tuesday, June 23, 2015 at the Brazos River Authority Office, 4600 Cobbs Drive, Waco, Texas 76710. The purpose of the hearing is to receive oral and/or written comments regarding the content of the Initially Prepared Brazos G Regional Water Management Plan. No action on the Initially Prepared Plan will be taken at this hearing.

To see a copy of the Initially Prepared Plan, go to BrazosGWater.org.

Capital Improvement Plan

The City of Georgetown annually updates and adopts a five-year Capital Improvements Plan (CIP) Schedule as part of the operating budget adoption process. Needed capital improvements are identified through system models, repair and maintenance records, and growth. The City uses a team approach to prioritizing capital improvement projects, whereby City staff from all operational areas provide input and ideas relating to each project and its effect on operations.

Please see the attached drafts.  If you have any comments about these or other CIP subjects, please contact Wesley Wright, 512-931-7672.

Georgetown Utility Systems 2016
Transportation 2016

Downtown Parking Study 2015

The City of Georgetown is in the process of compiling a downtown parking study 1) to provide recommendations on short and medium term management solutions to identified parking issues and 2) to develop recommendations on preliminary design concepts for structured parking. The study (preliminary results, attached below) includes the results of an online survey as well as the identification of existing assets and potential future parking sites in the downtown area.

Parking Study Presentation

 

 

Market Study for Downtown District

Tenant mix study for the Downtown District of Georgetown prepared by IF Marketing & Advertising. The conclusions reached are based on present knowledge of the competitive market, the communities and retail developments as well as corresponding fieldwork completed over the last several months of the project.

Click here to open Marketing Study for Downtown District (.pdf)

ERA Market Analysis Report

Economics Research Associates (ERA) was retained by the City of Georgetown to prepare a Retail Master Plan for the downtown commercial district. Georgetown, Texas, the county seat of Williamson County, is located 30 miles north of Austin. Williamson County was the fastest growing county in Texas, according to the 2000 Census. The information used to complete ERA’s analysis was provided by volunteers, store and business owners, realtors and brokers, City and County employees and others. The data was collected and verified over a period of months, and represents the best data available at the time of the study; for purposes of analysis, the study used data available until June, 2001, with selective updates to accommodate several key changes which have occurred downtown since then.

Strategic Retail Plan and Market Feasibility Report