University Parkway Meeting Being Held on September 18

A first in a series of public meetings on the University Parkway Corridor Plan will be held on Monday, September 18.

The meeting will be held at Griffin Center Great Hall at 8600 University Boulevard from 6-7:30 p.m.

The Vanderburgh County Commissioners, Evansville-Vanderburgh County Area Plan Commission, and the Evansville Metropolitan Planning Organization partnered together to create the University Parkway Corridor Management and Land Use Plan.

There will be an informative presentation at the beginning of the meeting explaing the purpose of the plan and the planning process.

Due to growth anticipated from the planned extension of sewers and tracts of undeveloped land in the area, the goal of the plan is to prepare for the future by coordinating planned development with transportation and infrastructure investments over time.

The project includes over nine square miles.

It's bound by State Road 66 to the north; State Road 62 to the south; Schutte Road, Peerless Road, and Church Road to the east; and the Vanderburgh/Posey County line to the west.

County Commission President Bruce Ungethiem encourages the public to participate in this planning process for the future of the University Parkway corridor.

“We want this plan to reflect our community and for there to be buy-in from all interested parties. The only way for that to happen is if we can get lots of ideas from the public and we all work toward consensus on a vision for the corridor. New development should be properly planned, fit in its surroundings and enhance the area. We have a nice parkway out there, and the County should protect its investment,” said Ungethiem.

Click here for more on the plan. Community members can comment through this website.

(This story was originally published on September 7, 2017)

 


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