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

 

 

Landowner’s Bill of Rights

This Bill of Rights applies to any attempt by the government or a private entity to take your
property. The contents of this Bill of Rights are prescribed by the Texas Legislature in Texas
Government Code Sec. 402.031 and Chapter 21 of the Texas Property Code.

Landowners Bill of Rights – August 2010

For a link to the Attorney General’s page that covers the Landowners Bill of Rights and to check for updates, please visit http://www.oag.state.tx.us/agency/landowners.shtml

Transit Study

The City of Georgetown, in conjunction with Capital Area Rural Transportation System (CARTS), and the Texas Department of Transportation have embarked on the Georgetown Fixed-Route Action Plan. The purpose of this effort is to design a fixed-route transit service and  implementation plan for the City of Georgetown. This plan will have all of the elements necessary to start up operation of the service as detailed in the scope of work.

Downtown Wayfinding and Signage Master Plan

An element of the Downtown Master Plan calls for the creation of a coordinated system of wayfinding and public signage to get vehicles and pedestrians to and around downtown by providing a hierarchical system of signage and symbols.  Coupled with the need to provde a wayfinding system for downtown, the City also recognized the need to provide a consistent and coordinated system of signs city-wide.

Wayfinding & Signs Masterplan

Fly Friendly Program

In order to continue to serve your aviation needs and be responsive to the concerns of our neighbors, the City has developed a voluntary noise control and safety program.

This program was developed with the participation of the Airport businesses, pilots, neighborhood representatives, the Aircraft Owners and Pilot’s Association (AOPA), Texas Department of Transportation, the Airport Advisory Board and the City of Georgetown. The purpose is to minimize the impact of aircraft operations on the surrounding neighborhoods without unduly restricting the use of the Airport.

The “Fly Friendly” program is modeled from work done by Aircraft Owners and Pilot’s Association. One of the many benefits of this program is to help ensure continued community support for the modern airport facilities to serve the future needs of recreation, businesses, and commercial aviation.

Your efforts to “Fly Friendly” are appreciated.

Fly Friendly Program – Map of Sensitive Areas

Aircraft Movement Area

Before any pedestrian, vehicle or aircraft is allowed to enter the aircraft movement area* (areas are designated on the map below), the tower must be contacted for permission. To contact the tower, you must use a VHF radio (frequency 119.12).

*An “aircraft movement area” is any area which is reserved for tower-controlled movement patterns.

Any vehicle that seeks access to an Aircraft Movement Area must be equipped with a flashing yellow light and an Air Band Transceiver tuned to GT Ground at 119.12.

“Non-Movement Areas” – aprons, helipads, aircraft parking areas, and taxilanes NOT under the control of the control tower.

Aircraft Movement Area Map

Access Management Policy

For the state highway system within the City of Georgetown extraterritorial jurisdiction (ETJ).

S.B. No. 361, effective September 1, 2003, amends the Transportation Code to state that a state highway access management plan does not surpass a city’s rule.  In other words, S.B. 361 prohibits TxDOT endorsement of a city’s highway access rules as a stipulation for enforcement of a city’s regulations.

As a result, City of Georgetown desires to implement access permitting for state highway system roadways within their city limits and their extraterritorial jurisdiction through the development of an access management policy incorporating guidelines currently contained in the City of Georgetown’s Unified Development Code.

Access Management Policy

Williams Drive Gateway Redevelopment Master Plan

The City of Georgetown identified the Williams Drive Gateway area as a high priority planning and economic development project in 2004. City staff completed an existing conditions report of the area in the spring of 2005. The City Council allocated funds in its fiscal year 2006 budget to complete a redevelopment master plan for the Williams Drive Gateway area.

To assist the City in the redevelopment master planning process, Civic Design Associates, in partnership with Land Design Studio, was hired to conduct a public planning process and to develop a master plan document for the Williams Drive Gateway.

In early December 2005 a week-long planning charette process was completed wherein the public was invited to share their ideas and vision for the redevelopment of the Williams Drive Gateway area. The charette process began with a community image survey that gauged the public’s preferences for different types of development. By a wide margin the public preferred images of human scale, pedestrian-oriented, well landscaped, mixed use developments and disliked development images that were auto-oriented, visually chaotic, with excessive pavement and garish signage. The public participants were then given the opportunity to sketch out their vision for the Williams Drive Gateway area.

Upon receiving the public’s input, Civic Design Associates developed a conceptual land use and transportation plan along with a phasing strategy for the Williams Drive Gateway area. The plan was then presented to the public for comments and questions. The presentation provided below summarizes the charette process.

Civic Design Associates presented the final draft of the master plan to the City Council on April 24, 2006 in a workshop meeting. The Council adopted the plan at their April 25, 2006 meeting and directed City staff to begin implementing the plan.

If you would like to receive a hard copy of the plan please contact Andy Combs at Document Engine. He can be reached via phone (512) 310-8228 and email andy@documentengine.com. There is a cost of $75 for each copy requested to cover printing charge (additional charge for mailing).

Williams Drive Gateway Redevelopment Master Plan

Williams Drive Gateway Study – April 2005

Below is listed the original Williams Drive Gateway Study and presentation that was prepared for the City in 2005.

Presentation of Preliminary Master Plan

Please note: some of the following .pdf files are large files. If you are having trouble opening them in your browser, right click on the link, go to “Save Target As”” and save the file to your computer. Adobe Acrobat is able to open large files much more easily from a local drive than it can from the internet.