Waco moving forward with downtown master plan
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Indian Springs Park in Waco is where Baylor student Aaron Harris likes to take his chocolate lab Bella for a walk, though sometimes he wishes he had more options.
"I think it would be neat to have more areas I could take her to swim and stuff like that — dog parks," Harris said.
Those wishes could become a reality, as the public still has a chance to chime in on Waco's downtown master plan.
"It's very important that people continue to participate in this planning process. We're in the home stretch," Greater Waco Chamber Urban Development Director Chris McGowan said.
McGowan said the community has been working on a draft since last summer and now that draft has been released.
"That means restaurants, retail, other amenities, museums, arts and cultural facilities," McGowan said.
It also involves taking advantage of the Brazos River, which runs through the city.
"There are about a dozen to a dozen-and-a-half things that drive people to Waco that are all located along the river, from Baylor University, to the basketball and baseball stadium, all the way to other side at the new mammoth site," McGowan said.
City planners have envisioned water taxis to connect people to those different attractions on the river.
"Anything on the water I think would be a plus," Harris said.
McGowan said the draft will go before the city council in the next month or two to be finalized.
To view the master plan, go to ImagineWaco.com.