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Mayor Announces Tyler 21 Community Visioning Retreat

The Tyler 21 Comprehensive Planning Effort will go to the citizens for input during a day-long Community Visioning Retreat in June.

Mayor Joey Seeber announced on Tuesday that this retreat is scheduled for 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, June 10 at the University of Texas at Tyler’s Robert R. Muntz Library, 3900 University Blvd.

“This retreat is an interactive forum for citizens to provide feedback on an analysis of existing community conditions, and then examine growth scenarios to develop a vision of what they would like Tyler to be 20 to 50 years from now,” Seeber said.

Participants in this critical planning exercise are asked to stay the entire day of presentations and small work group discussions. Lunch will be provided.

In addition to this event, the City has scheduled five open-houses across Tyler on the evening of June 19 and 20 to solicit additional citizen comments and suggestions on scenarios derived from the June 10 retreat. A city-wide citizen survey will also be conducted in May to gauge citizen preferences and ideas.

The Tyler 21 project covers multiple elements including a Transportation and Congestion Mitigation Plan; North End Revitalization Plan; Downtown Development Plan; Historic Preservation Plan; Parks, Open Space and Lakes Plan, Housing and Neighborhood Quality of Life Plan; and Public Facilities and Infrastructure Plan. The final phases of this significant planning effort will include an implementation plan and a revision of zoning and subdivision codes in support of the plan recommendations. All of these pieces will come together to create a better picture of Tyler’s future.


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