The final plan elements for Envision Kermit were on display at the Open House last Tuesday at the Community Center. Members of the public in attendance could view the main ideas on posters and talk more in depth with the project team. The full draft document can be viewed at the link below. Next steps for the Comprehensive Plan will be a review and recommendation by the Planning Commission once appointed and then a final vote by the City Council.
We want to thank everyone who gave their time and feedback over these past 9 months at the design studios, open houses, stakeholder discussions, steering committee meetings, and through the online survey. Your comments and ideas were used to develop this plan to help guide the future growth of Kermit.
The draft document for the Envision Kermit Comprehensive Plan is nearing completion and the project team is seeking public feedback. An open house is scheduled for August 20th from 5-7 pm at the Community Center (118 N Poplar). Stop in for 5 minutes or the entire event to review information, talk with the project team, and give your feedback to help set the stage for growth in Kermit. You can review the first three chapters of the plan at the link below. Hope to see you there!
In early July, the project team met with the steering committee to go over the final chapters of the comprehensive plan. The presentation included a discussion on downtown and public services and infrastructure.
The team also met with the newly formed zoning technical committee to begin work on the zoning ordinance. The committee received a primer on what zoning does and does not do, and how the ordinance will be developed.
Presentations from both meetings can be viewed below:
Envision Kermit continues to move forward. The steering committee met once again with the project team to discuss two more elements - housing and community pride. To view the goals, issues, opportunities and action items for each of these elements follow the link below.
The project team met with the steering committee last week to review and discuss parks and transportation. There was a great discussion on these topics and the concept image for a potential park at the stormwater pond along Standard Avenue. Each document can be accessed by following the links below:
The project team met last week with the Envision Kermit steering committee to discuss the first few chapters of the comprehensive plan. The team showed the document organization, guiding principles, and current and future land use maps and designations. To review the 7 guiding principles or read what each land use designation means review the slides here.
Thank you to everyone that stopped by during one of the design studios open to the public for the Envision Kermit Comprehensive Plan last week. The project team worked with attendees to start sketching out and designing a future vision for Kermit as the community grows over the next twenty years. To view the posters up during the event following this link.
The public is invited to participate in the March Design Studio to help guide the future of the City of Kermit. Attend for 10 minutes or the full two hours. With the open house format, you can arrive when it is most convenient for your schedule to learn about the project, work to develop strategies for improving the community and contribute your ideas. See the flyer below for more details on times and location.
The project team was in Kermit on Wednesday, February 6th to continue work on the comprehensive plan. Their first stop was to Kermit High School to talk with interested students about community improvements they felt were worth spending money on and where adding and improving sidewalks and lighting would have the most impact.
Following student engagement, the team worked with the steering committee to envision where Kermit could accommodate projected growth. They used colored squares to identify where housing, business, and industry should go, the first step in creating a future land use map that will guide development in the years to come.
Following the steering committee workshop, the project team gave an update on data collected thus far in Kermit and the projections for growth in the future. The presentation can be found here.
The Envision Kermit steering committee met on January 9th to continue progress on the comprehensive plan. As part of the meeting, attendees were broken into four groups and asked to identify Kermit's greatest assets and how they would spend $5 million to improve Kermit. The full presentation can be viewed or downloaded by clicking here, which includes the group responses. Additional demographic information pertaining to Kermit can be viewed or downloaded by clicking here.