Taylor is no stranger to change and on May 6, we welcomed a new council member and held an election for the Mayor’s seat. Former Mayor Pro Tem Brandt Rydell will serve his new role of Mayor of Taylor as chosen by fellow Council members. Dwayne Ariola was elected to the At-Large council seat. The city is committed to continuing our work towards all the goals previously established by City Council.
I’d like to provide an update on some of the projects that align with those goals, including the hotel project, housing development and downtown revitalization efforts.
HOTEL: The Holiday Inn Express, which will be built at the north end of Taylor, is in the beginning phases of construction. We should see completion on the project within 12 to 15 months.
HOUSING: In March, the city was notified of a developer who was interested in building a new subdivision near Taylor High School. All rezoning has been accomplished for the project, and the development will include 279 lots with nine acres of open space. This is a big step forward in regards to residential growth and economic vitality for Taylor.
DOWNTOWN: In March, the city also received a matching grant approval for Heritage Square Park updates and a skate park in Downtown Taylor. Overall, the project will fund more than $4 million in park upgrades for our community.
There continues to be great things happening in Taylor as the city works toward achieving the goals established.