Town Council Update

Sept. 3 Council update: Encore redevelopment project finalized; proposed 2020 Budget moves forward; Wolfensberger/Coachline Site Development Plan approved 

Final consideration of the Encore redevelopment project south of Town Hall, initial adoption of the Town’s 2020 Budget, and review of a Site Development Plan for a potential new neighborhood in The Meadows were all major topics on Town Council’s Sept. 3 meeting agenda.

Here’s a more in-depth look at those major agenda items:

  • Encore redevelopment project finalized – New life is coming to the area immediately south of Town Hall. Town Council approved (6-1, Councilmember Caryn Johnson opposed) the second reading of an ordinance finalizing the Encore redevelopment project. At Tuesday’s meeting, Council approved the development and an agreement in which the Town will share in the cost of the project’s parking garage in exchange for 308 public parking garage spaces and other amenities, including $900,000 to fund a Downtown railroad quiet zone.

    Construction is anticipated to start this fall. Additional Town-purchased public amenities would include a new civic plaza between Town Hall and Encore, along with a roundabout at Wilcox and South streets. Learn more at

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  • 2020 Budget moves forward – Per public feedback, the Town Manager’s Proposed 2020 Budget will continue prioritizing public safety, transportation and water initiatives. Town Council approved the $228 million budget on first reading Tuesday. It includes three new Police Department positions, $10.6 million toward annual pavement maintenance, and water projects totaling more than $40 million. Numerous additional items – in parks and recreation and other departments – are included. View details at

    The budget also proposes decreasing wastewater rates by 3%, which will result in a .9% reduction in the total water bill for the typical residential customer. Increasing growth-related impact fees charged on new construction to the maximum supportable level beginning in 2020 is also proposed.

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  • Resolution approving the Site Development Plan for a new Meadows neighborhood approved – Council approved a resolution to bring a new neighborhood to The Meadows. The neighborhood will be located near the intersection of Coachline and Wolfensberger roads. The development will bring 57 new single-family detached homes on more than 38 acres. Approximately 75 percent of the total site area will be designated as open space.

    Zoning for The Meadows Planned Development was established in 2003 and allows for a maximum of 10,644 dwelling units. To date, approximately 6,728 homes have received certificates of occupancy in the development.

    Watch the Council discussion

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