The City of Rockwall Planning Department will conduct a Town Hall meeting on Oct. 30 to discuss a new zoning district for the downtown area recommended in the city’s Comprehensive Plan and the Downtown Plan.

The meeting is at 6:30 p.m. in the council chambers at City Hall, 385 South Goliad Street.

The proposed new district would be designed in an effort encourage new development and redevelopment in the downtown area and promote the existing historic character of the area, according to the city staff.

The goal of the zoning code would be to allow land use flexibility by providing a mix of residential, retail and office uses in a pedestrian-friendly environment by including such things as buildings framing public space, street trees, lighting and awnings. It would allow shared and consolidated parking both on-street and in the center of block and encourage an infrastructure of buildings to accommodate a range of uses over time without the need to destroy older buildings.

A draft copy of the proposed code is on the city’s website at www.rockwall.com/planningzoning. For more information, contact Robert LaCroix at 972-771-7745.

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