As defined by the proposed ordinance – Section 21-120, the purpose of the proposed Placido Benavides Design District is to to adopt standards which are intended to raise the level of quality of development within a specific area, as set forth by City Council. The regulations foster a built environment of aesthetic and sustainable value, enhance economic development efforts, promote the designated areas unique character and natural environment, and ensure appropriate development as envisioned by the community through the adoption of the Comprehensive Plan.
Placido Benavides Capital Improvement Project:
The Placido Benavides Drive Extension Project is a $9.2 million dollar project to extend Placido Benavides from where it currently stops adjacent to Wal-Mart to Salem Road. The 1.85-mile road will be built as a two-lane concrete road up to the point where it intersects with Salem Road. Salem Road will also be rebuilt and widened from that point to Loop 463 in asphalt. The project also includes underground utilities, including water, sewer, electric with LED streetlights. An 8’ conjunctive use sidewalk is also included in the project.