Using all the focus group information and ideas, a downtown Weatherford action plan has been developed and is scheduled to be unveiled at Tuesday night’s city council meeting.
Committee members say while there are still some negative perceptions at how slow progress is being made, the “we’ve heard this all before” mindset appeared to be changing in the mind of Downtown Committee Chair Kathy Wylie.
“There’s definitely a change in the attitude about downtown,” Wylie said. “The public meeting in February did quite a bit to slay the fears of things staying the same around here.”
Wylie said to keep the positive mindset, some action plan items that could be done quickly, such as further directional signage and public restrooms on the square needed to be done.
Once the council weighs in on the action plan, another large public meeting will be scheduled, Walz said. She added a key to continued growth in downtown would be groups such as the chamber, Main Street and others taking ownership of certain aspects of the plan.
The two groups agreed to meet Sept. 4 at 6 p.m. to discuss the action plan and continue talks.