The Eastgate Neighborhood Plan was adopted by City Council on June 23, 2011. The plan addresses issues relating to community character and land use, neighborhood integrity, mobility and sustainability. The following are the goals for the four content chapters:
- Community Character:
- Maintain a diverse mix of housing types;
- Preserve larger lot single-family development patterns;
- Reduce character impact of rental housing in the neighborhood; and
- Promote redevelopment around the perimeter of the neighborhood that meets community needs and is complimentary to the neighborhood.
- Effective neighborhood organizations;
- Conservation of neighborhood resources,
- Enhanced neighborhood identity and investment;
- Proactive property maintenance and code enforcement; and
- Targeted emergency and law enforcement services to enhance the appeal of the Eastgate neighborhood as a desired, family-friendly destination.
- Maintain a safe and efficient street network while improving multi-modal transportation options by increasing bicycle and pedestrian connections to key destinations within and around the neighborhood.
- Increase awareness and participation in resource conservation efforts.
Neighborhood Plan Documents:
Table of Contents
List of Maps and Figures
Chapter 1 - Community Character
• Chapter 1 Maps Part A
• Chapter 1 Maps Part B
• Chapter 1 Maps Part C
Chapter 2 - Neighborhood Integrity
• Chapter 2 Maps
Chapter 3 - Mobility
• Chapter 3 Maps
Chapter 4 - Sustainability
Chapter 5 - Implementation
Appendix A - Existing Conditions
• Appendix A Maps Part A
• Appendix A Maps Part B
• Appendix A Maps Part C
Appendix B - Public Input Summaries
Appendix C – James Pkwy and Puryear Dr Alternative Analysis
· Lincoln Avenue Sidewalks: The sidewalk was extended on the north side of Lincoln Avenue to connect existing sidewalks between Avenue A and near Munson Avenue.
· Lincoln Avenue Bike Lanes: Bike lanes were installed along Lincoln Avenue between Tarrow Street and Grand Oaks Circle.
· University Drive East Sidewalks: The sidewalk was extended along the south side of University Drive East between Texas Avenue and Lions Park.
· Walton Drive Commercial Area: Surveyed commercial area at Walton Drive and Texas Avenue for potential zoning overlay to increase viability of properties while maintaining their character.
· Nimitz Street Rehabilitation: Budgeted funds in FY14 for a preliminary engineering study of the Nimitz Street rehabilitation between Lincoln Avenue and Ash Street.
· Eisenhower Street Extension: Budgeted funds in FY14 for the design of the extension of Eisenhower Street as a major collector between Lincoln Avenue and Ash Street.
· Single-Family Overlay: Presentations were made at several College Hills Neighborhood Association meetings to help initiate a rezoning application to apply single-family overlay protection standards to the neighborhood. Enough signatures from property owner were not collected to move forwarded with the application.
· Community Garden: A community garden was established in College Hills Neighborhood Association. In recognition of the efforts to implement the Plan, a sign was awarded by the City for the community garden at the October 11, 2012 Council meeting.
· Fire Station No. 6: The newest fire station at the corner of University Drive East and Tarrow Street was completed in fall 2012.
· Radar Speed Sign: A radar speed sign was acquired to begin implementation of a Speed Awareness Program in the neighborhood. The sign has been rotated to areas along Walton Drive and will be rotated in other neighborhood areas to increase awareness of the posted speed limit.
The boundary for the Eastgate Neighborhood Plan is shown below.
If you have comments or questions, please contact Planning & Development Services, at CompPlan@cstx.gov or call 979.764.3570.