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.
On December 12th, 2018 the consultant team met with city staff and toured the city of Kermit. Following the tour, they held the first Steering Committee meeting to discuss the overall process, community priorities and the public engagement plan. The Steering Committee is composed of members of City Council, city staff, community members, local employers and employees, and school district staff who will help guide the development of the comprehensive plan.