Summit 02 Recap: Joe Minicozzi Keynote

As part of the comprehensive plan, a design studio was conducted to generate concepts for specific areas within the City, including Downtown Fate, IH-30/FM 551 interchange, IH-30 corridor, and FM 551 from downtown to IH-30. From March 22nd – March 25th, several meetings were held to generate concepts for these focus areas. Engagement opportunities included:

Day 1: Public Summit 02. An open house was held at City Hall for attendees to provide input on draft plan vision and goals, future development concepts, and the two design studio focus areas. There was also a virtual keynote presentation featuring Joe Minicozzi of Urban3. Joe spoke about the importance of ‘Doing the Math’ and how community development patterns and the built form impact the fiscal bottom line of communities. Watch a recording of Joe’s presentation here.

Day 2: Virtual Design Studio Public Check-In. The design team shared the progress they had made in the first two days of the design studio for the two focus areas. Watch a recording of the design studio public check-in here.

Day 3: Virtual Design Studio Public Check-In. The design team shared the progress they had made in the first three days of the design studio for the two focus areas. Watch a recording of the design studio public check-in here.

Day 4: Joint Work Session. A joint meeting of the Comprehensive Plan Advisory Committee, City Council, and Planning & Zoning Commission was held to review the draft concepts for the two focus areas and to participate in exercises related to future development. Watch a recording of the meeting here and view the presentation here.

Thank you to everyone that participated in the design studio event.

Watch the video to learn more about the project!