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City Manager Message

Posted on: August 31, 2016

[ARCHIVED] September City Manager Message

Over the summer, the City took part in a housing study to conduct an analysis of Taylor’s future demand for residential development. This study was accomplished by Metrostudy out of Houston, who spent a large amount of time meeting with key individuals in Taylor and assessing our potential for development and what characteristics make us stand out.

Among the findings that best sell Taylor included:
• A true “hometown feel” thanks to our historic Downtown district and vintage neighborhoods
• Preexisting amenities like our hike and bike trails and wonderful parks system
• The investments made to upgrade our infrastructure including a 5-year Community Investment Projects plan
• Availability of land that is primed for development

After this study was completed and presented in June, a meeting was held in mid-July with potential housing developers and was a true, City-wide effort. TISD, TEDC, the City and Chamber all participated to help bring growth and expansion to Taylor. The outlook is bright for Taylor’s expansion and the goal will continue to be working towards rapidly growing our City.

-Isaac Turner

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