'Imagine Waco' plans show grand vision for downtown
By J.B. Smith Tribune-Herald staff writer | Thursday, December 03, 2009
Take 350 Waco residents from various backgrounds, give them markers and maps of “Greater Downtown” and let them debate and dream for three hours, and here’s what you get:
A city core redeveloped with more than 18,000 new residents, a grocery store, restaurants, bars, hotels, shops and a farmers market. Arts and cultural attractions, parks and riverfront vistas. Pedestrian routes, bike lanes and maybe streetcar lines to tie it all together.
And that vision embraces both sides of the river equally, said a consultant for the community’s yearlong “Imagine Waco” planning process. . .
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