Old Town Keller Phase II

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Old Town Keller Phase II aerial map

 

Location:

East of Hwy. 377/Main Street from FM 1709/Keller Parkway to Bear Creek Pkwy.

Design
Timeline

City Council at their Dec. 19, 2017 meeting approved a contract for Old Town Phase II design and engineering services with professional planning firm Kimley-Horn. Surveying, data collection, public input has been ongoing in the months since with a goal of unveiling a concept plan in fall 2018. See below for project history.

Construction
Timeline

TBD

Project Cost

TBD

Details:

Improvements to the area being considered include, but are not limited to:

  • Street Improvements
  • Drainage Improvements
  • Public Parking
  • Sidewalks
  • Street Lighting
  • Amenities Similar to that of Phase I (Old Town west of Hwy. 377 and south of Keller Parkway)
  • Consolidated Dumpsters and Mailboxes
  • Public Art
  • Landscaping
  • Further Development of Public Park Land on Bates Street
Upcoming
Meetings:


[TENTATIVE]

City Council Work Session
5 p.m. Aug. 21, 2018
Keller Town Hall, 1100 Bear Creek Pkwy.

History:

June 27, 2018: Kimley-Horn professionals and city staff hosted the first Old Town Keller Phase II Community Workshop at The Bowden Event Center featuring interactive public input stations, a presentation and live polling of attendees.

June 7, 14, 21 & 28: City staff and Kimley-Horn professionals manned a project information and public input booth during the city's weekly Keller Summer Nights events at Keller Town Hall. 

June 5, 2018: Kimley-Horn provided a project update during the Keller City Council work session and conducted live polling of council members to gauge interest in various amenities being considered. 

May 9: City staff presented a project overview and public input exercise at the Keller Breakfast Club. Response synopsis included in City Council meeting presentation on June 5 (above).

April 14: Kimley-Horn professionals manned a project information and public input booth during the Keller Crawfish Krawl in Old Town Keller. Response synopsis included in City Council meeting presentation on June 5 (above).

March 5-April 20: An online survey open to the public provided an opportunity for residents, business owners and regular Old Town visitors to provide feedback on priorities for and amenities they'd like to see included in the Old Town Phase II project. This survey had 1,368 respondents. Note: a professional overview/summary of survey results is being drafted by Kimley-Horn and will be added to this section at a later date. 

Dec. 19, 2017: City Council unanimously approves contract with professional planning firm Kimley-Horn, for Old Town Phase II design and engineering services

Sept. 19, 2017: City Council unanimously approves FY 2018 budget, including a $150,000 allocation to begin planning for Old Town Phase II

June 8, 2017: Old Town Phase I ribbon cutting

A public input meeting was held March 30, 2016 at Elm Street Studio in Old Town Keller. Citizen discussion was focused on the following elements, as staff asked area residents and business owners what sort of issues mattered most to them in any incoming investments: 

  • Maintain Old Town look
  • Additional street lighting (antique style tied into Phase I)
  • Traffic on Elm Street & the Bear Creek Pkwy. Intersection
  • Integrated Residential and Commercial Uses
  • Security
  • Development of Bates Street Park (perhaps to include a gazebo)
  • Fencing Rules (security)
  • Signage (size, lighting, style, directional, temporary, off-premise, wayfinding effectiveness)
  • Create Identity & Entry to define the boundary of Old Town Keller (banners, signs, etc.)
  • Landscaping and Trees (including natives)
  • Location of Consolidated Dumpsters
  • Additional On-Street Parking
  • Pavement Quality on Olive Street
  • Street Material (concrete vs. asphalt)
  • Drainage Issues on Elm and Bates streets
  • Trail Wayfinding and Access