Gather ’round Georgetown

Welcome to Gather ’round Georgetown. This page is a community engagement resource for Georgetown residents.

Gather 'round Georgetown meeting in Nov. 17 2022Georgetown Neighborhoods Roundtable meeting held on Nov. 17, 2022

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Austin Avenue Corridor Study
The City of Georgetown is working with the Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization to develop a multimodal corridor for Austin Avenue from Southeast Inner Loop to Northeast Inner Loop. The study will identify transportation needs and develop a context-sensitive vision for several different subareas along the corridor. Additionally, the study will identify catalytic placemaking opportunities within key focus areas. The study will build upon previous local and regional plans and will guide recommendations for the City’s Downtown Master Plan Update (see below for additional details) and Future Mobility Plan, as well as CAMPO’s long-range Regional Transportation Plan. The study process will involve input from stakeholders and the public.

Timeline: Winter 2022-2023 to Summer 2024

View the CAMPO Austin Avenue Corrido Study website for more information.

Downtown Master Plan Update
The Downtown Master Plan provides a framework for development and redevelopment in the Downtown Overlay District in Georgetown, which is the 40-block area around the Courthouse Square. The Downtown Master Plan was initially adopted in 2003 and was previously updated in 2014. Council approved initiating the update of the Downtown Master Plan in 2022. The project will involve opportunities for input from key stakeholders and the public and will also entail coordination with a number of other projects, including Austin Avenue pedestrian bridges, Austin Avenue Corridor Study, and the Unified Development Code Update.

Timeline: November 2022 to January 2024

View the Downtown Master Plan webpage for more details.

Unified Development Code Diagnostic and Rewrite

The 2030 Comprehensive Plan called for a UDC diagnostic review to implement several recommendations related to buffers, residential lot sizes, open space, density, connectivity, highway corridors, historic resources, transfers of development rights, and criteria for special districts such as municipal utility districts. The project Steering Committee includes representatives from City boards and commissions, City Council, and development professionals. The rewrite process will include stakeholder and public input, as well as regular check-ins with Council.

Timeline: Fall 2022 to Fall 2024

View the UDC Project website for more information.

Williams Drive Enhancement Program

The 2017 Williams Drive Study concluded that traffic operations and safety in the corridor (from I-35 to Jim Hogg Road) are affected by a lack of access management, with corridor-wide center turn lanes and over 150 curb cuts. This project will increase the efficiency and safety of the corridor by consolidating the number of driveways, adding raised and planted medians with turn bays for protected movements, and installing safety lighting.

Timeline: Winter 2022-2023 to Winter 2023

View the Williams Drive Enhancement Program webpage for more information.

Community Involvement Opportunities


Austin Avenue bridge rehabilitation

The City of Georgetown, in cooperation with the Texas Department of Transportation, began the process to work towards rehabilitating the Austin Avenue bridges crossing the North and South Forks of the San Gabriel River in 2016. The bridges were constructed in 1940 and deteriorated with time and increased traffic. The City is moving forward with developing construction plans for bridge rehabilitation and roadway improvements on the Austin Avenue Bridges over the San Gabriel River. This project is funded through the voter-approved Mobility Georgetown Bond 2021. The pedestrian bridges will be designed and constructed at a later date when additional funding is identified.

Timeline: Fall 2022 to mid-2023, with construction starting late 2023 through mid-2025

on the Transportation website

Civic Leadership Academy

The City of Georgetown Civic Leadership Academy seeks to educate, connect, and inspire leaders to develop a strong commitment to community service for the greater good of Georgetown. It provides a learning experience for existing and emerging leaders to understand City services and functions, while building the skills and knowledge to succeed in City leadership roles. Participants of the program are given the opportunity to develop an understanding of the promises and challenges facing our community – and their role as future City leaders.

The second class is currently underway and should graduate after May 2023. Registration for the third class should open later in 2023.

Learn more about the Civic Leadership Academy.

Legislative Ambassadors

The City of Georgetown’s legislative program aims to empower the City to make local decisions necessary to protect the health, safety, and welfare of its residents, while opposing any measure that would diminish the City’s ability to function effectively or that would erode its authority to govern over its own local affairs in the best interest of our residents.

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Downtown parking garage

Council has been providing feedback on façade and design features of the City parking garage to be constructed at the northeast corner of Austin Avenue and Sixth Street. Council feedback on safety and visibility, accessibility, and the design have been incorporated into the design.

Timeline: Design and construction documents in 2023, completion in late 2024.

Oct. 11, 2022 | City Council workshop presentation

Visit the Downtown parking garage project webpage for more information about previous public engagement.


Monthly surveys through FlashVote
Do you have one minute a month to help make Georgetown better? Make your voice heard through text, email, or voice surveys. FlashVote is a public survey research platform used to recruit a panel of residents representative of the entire community to answer short surveys. Responses from FlashVote surveys will be used to inform City decisions on services, programs, and initiatives.

Visit to sign up for FlashVote surveys from the City of Georgetown.

City Council meetings

City council meetings are held the first and fourth Tuesdays of every month.

City boards and commissions
Georgetown Neighborhoods Roundtable: Quarterly meetings

If you are a member of a Homeowner’s or Neighborhood association, please fill out this short survey, so we can ensure your neighborhood is represented.

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