Fate will have a destination downtown that is the hub of the community for residents and visitors alike.

Downtown Fate has experienced a rejuvenation in the past several years, in part due to significant public investments in the roadways, streetscape, and public spaces. A directive from the community through this process has been to continue the momentum that has been occurring downtown to make it an even better place to live, work, shop, and play.

The goals in this section are focused on encouraging downtown development, public investments, and activation of downtown. In total there are 13 total strategies related to vibrant downtown, five of which are considered high priority for implementation.

Completed
In-Progress
Future


S = Short-Term (1-3 years), M = Mid-Term (3-5 years), L = Long-Term (5+ years)
O = Ongoing, strategies that should continue throughout the planning period

Goal VD-1

Encourage business and retail development downtown that are destinations for residents and visitors.

Stage
Reference Number
Strategy
Type of Strategy
Timeframe
High Priority
Implementing Agency
In-Progess
VD-1.1
Seek public-private partnerships for continued development of downtown.
Operations
O
City Manager (Econ. Dev.)
In-Progess
VD-1.2
Promote downtown as the hub for new and local businesses.
Policy
S
City Manager (Econ. Dev.)
In-Progess
VD-1.3
Allow for live-work spaces within the downtown core place type.
Regulation
S
Planning & Development
In-Progess
VD-1.4
Support mixed-use development as identified in the downtown focus area plan.
Policy
S
Planning & Development

Goal VD-2

Continue investment in public spaces and infrastructure to create family- and business-friendly downtown.

Stage
Reference Number
Strategy
Type of Strategy
Timeframe
High Priority
Implementing Agency
Future
VD-2.1
Perform a parking audit during an event to determine parking issues and future strategies.
Study
S
Public Works
Future
VD-2.2
Identify opportunities to provide community services and programs in downtown as the population continues to grow.
Operations
O
City Manager
Future
VD-2.3
Codify the residential uses and intensities for downtown as identified in the downtown focus area plan.
Regulation
S
Planning & Development
Future
VD-2.4
Assess alternative locations for the downtown DPS station to utilize the space for other opportunities.
Study
M
City Manager

Goal VD-3

Activate downtown through the promotion of community events, projects, and programming.

Stage
Reference Number
Strategy
Type of Strategy
Timeframe
High Priority
Implementing Agency
Future
VD-3.1
Develop downtown specific branding and way finding.
Investment
M
City Manager (Econ. Dev.)
Future
VD-3.2
Activate downtown by supporting annual and seasonal community events.
Policy, Operations
O
City Manger
Future
VD-3.3
Support developments and improvements that enhance walkability to and within downtown.
Policy
O
Planning & Development
Future
VD-3.4
Explore various local, state, or national designations for downtown such as historic or cultural.
Operations
M
City Manager (Econ. Dev.)
Future
VD-3.5
Implement tactical urbanism or catalytic projects to explore the feasibility of new uses.
Study, Investment
O
Planning & Development