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City of Amarillo invites public to Barrio neighborhood meeting

On Thursday, Dec. 7 from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m., the City of Amarillo’s Planning department will hold the second Barrio neighborhood meeting at the Alamo Community Center, 1502 S. Cleveland St. The Barrio is the second neighborhood being studied as part of the City’s Community Counts program.

The purpose of this meeting is to allow attendees to view six different stations, each of which will feature a major theme of the plan: Neighborhood Health, Neighborhood Safety, Residential Development & Maintenance, Non-Residential Development & Maintenance, Neighborhood Identify & Amenities, and Infrastructure.

This planning process was kicked off in March of this year. Attendees of Thursday’s open house will be asked to review, give feedback, and make comments. These comments will be used to shape the final plan draft, anticipated to be unveiled to the neighborhood in the spring of 2017.

The Community Counts program recognizes that cities are made up of neighborhoods, and the health of every neighborhood impacts Amarillo as a whole. Once adopted, the plan serves as an amendment to the adopted Amarillo Comprehensive Plan, to be used as a guide for decision making, a tool for evaluating potential policies and land use decisions being considered, information to serve as a basis for prospective public-private partnerships, and a starting point for infrastructure and mobility projects.

If you have questions about this plan, comments, or the process, please contact the City of Amarillo’s Planning department at

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