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Posted on: February 9, 2024

Public Design Input Meeting Set For Feb. 27

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Your input matters! The city of Burleson is embarking on an exciting journey to reimagine approximately 55 acres of public space at the intersection of Alsbury Boulevard and Hulen Street. We want to hear from you about what amenities and features you envision for this significant community asset. 

To kick off this collaborative process, we invite you to join us for a public design input meeting on Tuesday, February 27, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. The meeting will take place at the Burleson City Hall annex, located at 135 W Ellison St, Suite 109. The event is come-and-go and food will be provided. Your participation and insights are invaluable as we shape the future of this space together. 

We're thrilled to partner with LandDesign, an esteemed firm renowned for its expertise in urban design, planning, civil engineering, and landscape architecture. Their involvement underscores our commitment to creating a vibrant and inclusive public space that serves the needs and aspirations of our community. 

This meeting marks the initial step in a series of engagements aimed at exploring the long-term potential of this city-owned property. Your feedback will inform the development process, ensuring that the final design reflects the desires and priorities of Burleson residents. 

Here's a brief overview of the property's background: 

The area was previously designated as a Transit Oriented Development (TOD), envisioned to integrate commercial, residential, office, and entertainment spaces around or near a transit station. This designation stemmed from the North Central Texas Council of Governments' (NCTCOG) Mobility 2025 plan, which proposed a future metro transit rail from Cleburne to Fort Worth. 

Burleson's involvement in the TOD dates back to 2002 when it was identified as a potential transit stop along the proposed rail line.   

However, recent projections from NCTCOG's Mobility 2045 plan indicated insufficient ridership to sustain the proposed commuter rail. Consequently, the Burleson City Council reevaluated the TOD's vision and acquired a 30-acre tract in 2022 to prioritize community-oriented spaces in the western portion of the property.

As we embark on this transformative journey, your input is crucial in shaping the future of our city. We look forward to your participation and collaboration as we work together to create a dynamic and inclusive public space that reflects the heart and soul of Burleson. 


 

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