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Posted on: June 17, 2021

[ARCHIVED] 6-17-21 Walkshops Planned to Engage Neighborhoods in the Comprehensive Plan

Planning team will visit locations with stakeholders for firsthand look.

Neighborhood walkshops are planned at eight locations June 28 through 30 as part of the comprehensive planning process. The planning team will meet with residents and stakeholders on location to see their ideas and concerns firsthand. The walkshops schedule is as follows:

Monday, June 28
Downtown Killeen
     11 a.m. – 2 p.m.              Avenue D at Gray Street
Turtle Bend
                  2:30 – 4:30 p.m.              Fishpond Lane at Pondview Drive
Marlboro Heights
       5 – 7 p.m.                        Rev. RA Abercrombie Drive at Highland Avenue

Tuesday, June 29
Yowell Ranch
              8 – 10 a.m.                       Greyfriar Drave at Shimla Drive
Jasper Heights
           10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.  Donnie Avenue at Mockingbird Lane
                 5 – 7 p.m.                          Alamocitos Creek Drive at Bunny Trail

Wednesday, June 30
North Killeen
              8 – 10 a.m.                        Whitlow Drive at Williamson Drive
Thunder Creek
           10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.    Thunder Creek Drive at Waterfall Drive

“Walkshops are the best opportunity for residents to have direct interaction with the planning team about issues specific to their neighborhoods,” said Kevin Shepherd, President of Verdunity, the consulting firm hired to develop the plan. “Input received from these sessions will help inform the goals, priorities and implementation recommendations in the plan.”

The eight locations were selected based on input received through the plan website and from stakeholders. They were also chosen to represent diverse geographic, demographic and neighborhood style characteristics.

All residents are welcome at all locations, but the focus of discussion will be on the specific area of the meeting.

After a brief introduction, the group will set out to walk to spots in the neighborhood based on participants’ direction. Planners will be asking participants to point out specific likes, dislikes and ideas along the walk.

Participants should wear comfortable shoes, dress for the weather and bring a bottle of water.

Those unable to participate at the scheduled locations and times may submit their input at any time through various online feedback outlets including a survey, an idea wall, an interactive map and seven topical forums. Input is also accepted via phone and email.

The feedback received through all outlets will be used to establish priorities for the investment of public resources to ultimately meet community-wide goals. When complete, the comprehensive plan will establish a guide for meaningful progress to close resource gaps and to cultivate an equitable, vibrant and resilient local economy and neighborhoods.

Verdunity is also offering an educational series to help better understand how communities develop, why resource gaps exist, how current decisions affect future outcomes and how a comprehensive plan can cultivate fiscal health and local wealth. Three of nine modules are available to watch on demand now.

To access all of the online feedback and education modules, visit the comprehensive plan website at Subscribe for updates to stay informed throughout the process.

Submit feedback by phone to 254-501-6650 or email to

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