News Flash Home
The original item was published from 8/12/2021 3:43:00 PM to 8/12/2021 3:43:46 PM.

News Flash

News Releases

Posted on: January 11, 2021

[ARCHIVED] City asks for input about downtown

Elevated view of the Leo J. Welder Center building. A Main Street banner and street art are visible.

PHOTO: The Leo J. Welder Center for the Performing Arts in downtown Victoria.

Residents will be able to determine the direction of the forthcoming downtown master plan by responding to a preliminary survey that asks residents about their priorities and vision for Victoria’s historic downtown.

“Collecting data will help us to identify residents’ wants and needs and develop an actionable plan based on those needs,” said Danielle Williams, director of the City of Victoria Main Street Program. “We want to create a plan that will show Victoria residents what downtown can be and how we will get there.”

Residents have until Jan. 15 to complete the survey at www.victoriatx.gov/masterplans. The interactive survey invites residents to list their priorities for downtown; rate the importance of different proposed features; identify problems, opportunities and ideas; and share other information about their perception of downtown. Residents are encouraged to share the survey on social media so that others will have an opportunity to respond.

The City has received more than 300 responses to the survey. Williams said a report from master plan consultant Freese and Nichols has identified trends in the initial responses, including a desire for more things to do downtown and interest in safety and preserving downtown’s history.

The Victoria Main Street Program plans to host future opportunities for public involvement, including two open house sessions tentatively scheduled for March 1 and May 2 and a second, more detailed survey focused on the priorities identified in the first survey. The second survey is scheduled to go live in June. More information will be shared as it becomes available. 

Officials expect that a final version of the master plan will be adopted in August.

Want to receive more updates like this? Subscribe to our weekly newsletter, The City View.


Facebook Twitter Email

Other News in News Releases

City of Victoria Municipal Court building

Candidate list finalized for City Council election; 3 seats uncontested

Posted on: February 16, 2024 | Last Modified on: August 31, 2021
Riverside Park duck pond gazebo

Duck pond ribbon-cutting, fishing event postponed due to weather

Posted on: February 14, 2024 | Last Modified on: August 31, 2021
Duane Crocker

New mayor to be sworn in Feb. 20

Posted on: February 9, 2024
Exterior of the public safety headquarters. A large two-story building with public safety logos

City nears groundbreaking for public safety headquarters

Posted on: February 7, 2024 | Last Modified on: August 31, 2021
Logo for the Bicentennial Ball presented by Prosperity Bank on April 13. Logo includes six flags.

Tickets selling out for Bicentennial Ball presented by Prosperity Bank

Posted on: February 6, 2024 | Last Modified on: August 31, 2021
Aerial view of a large carnival at the Victoria Community Center grounds.

City seeks residents’ input on Victoria Community Center improvements

Posted on: January 30, 2024 | Last Modified on: August 31, 2021
Riverside Park duck pond gazebo

City to host ribbon-cutting for Riverside Park duck pond

Posted on: January 30, 2024 | Last Modified on: August 31, 2021
People smiling and standing around a Municipal Court table.

Municipal Court plans extra court sessions for Warrant Resolution Month

Posted on: January 30, 2024 | Last Modified on: August 31, 2021
Five portrait headshots

Public Works announces certifications

Posted on: January 23, 2024
A gazebo overlook with railing lined by Christmas garland and surrounded by planter boxes

Duck pond reopens in Riverside Park

Posted on: December 15, 2023
Kids run and play in foam snowflakes. A woman holds a small child up high.

Merry on Main offers festive family fun

Posted on: December 12, 2023