UPDATED: Sunday, November 9.
UPDATED MASTER PLAN: Master Plan
UPDATED MAYOR’S STATEMENT: Mayor’s Statement
UPDATED FAQ: Frequently Asked Questions
From the Mayor’s Statement:
“There are no plans to eliminate the Library, Community Building or Senior Services. However, due to the age of the buildings, they will need to be rebuilt in the foreseeable future. It is anticipated that any decision to rebuild those buildings would require voter approval at that time.”
Here is a list of updated facts regarding the West University Place proposed land-use plan (Super Block). This is a land-use plan for future municipal facilities to be built or replaced over the next 30 to 50 Years. These facts were developed after conversations with elected officials and city administration today.
- Changes to the Library, Community Building or Senior Services Building are not under consideration. Also, there are no plans to consider selling or trading the city library, senior center or community center tracts.
- Any future facilities would require the sale of bonds, which would require additional public meetings and possible city-wide votes.
- The proposal does NOT include the use of “eminent domain.”
- It has been a goal of previous City Councils to relocate the public works maintenance facility, located on the northeast corner of Milton at College, to a more suitable location outside of the city. This is where garbage trucks and other trades vehicles are serviced and sometimes stored.
- Prior to the completion of the master plan, West University Baptist Church notified West U it was going to build a youth center on the property it currently owns on the south side of Amherst Street next to the City Hall parking lot.
- Existing zoning rules allow WUBC to build a youth facility on the Amherst site. The City Council was concerned the proposed construction would foreclose the option of relocating future municipal facilities contiguous to city hall.
- West U asked WUBC to consider building its youth center at Milton and College, the current location of the municipal maintenance facility. Under that scenario, West U would receive the land currently owned by WUBC contiguous with city hall.
- West U would relocate its maintenance facility outside the city.
Two informational meetings are scheduled for November 17 at 2 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. in the West U Community Center at 6104 Auden to provide information about the long range facilities master plan and to gather public input. The West U City Council will not discuss this topic or take any action in any meetings until after the two informational meetings take place on November 17.