Area residents will have a chance Tuesday to get a peek at the potential future of the region between Greenville and Caddo Mills, as well as the Interstate 30 corridor through Greenville.

The final public meeting concerning the proposed Small Area Plan is scheduled for 6 p.m. Tuesday in the Fletcher Warren Civic Center.

City of Greenville officials plan later this month to begin the process of formally adopting the plan, which has been drafted to help guide the growth of a large region just west of Greenville, as well as along Interstate 30.

The Small Area Plan is anything but small, covering a total area of almost 27,000 acres.

The Small Area Plan is also expected to help guide the development of a proposed large Municipal Utility District (MUD) west of Greenville.

Tuesday’s session will be the last of three public hearings concerning the plan and will focus on the final recommendations of consultants with Freese and Nichols, based on input from individuals who attended the previous public hearings.

The consultants have said the region should see significant growth in the coming years, as the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex expands eastward, and is also perfectly suited for development, with Interstate 30, U.S. Highways 69 and 380 and State Highways 34 and 66 crossing the area.

The creation of the MUD, which has been proposed to someday include more than 21,000 units of housing, has passed the Texas Legislature and will now be up to voters in November.

The Greenville Planning and Zoning Commission intends June 23 to conduct the first reading of an ordinance to update the a part of the city’s Comprehensive Plan to include the Small Area Plan.

The Greenville City Council will conduct a second and final public reading of the ordinance when it meets July 23.

Following Tuesday’s meeting, copies of the draft document of the Small Area Plan will be available for viewing at the W. Walworth Harrison Public Library, in the Municipal Building and in the Community Development office, as well as on the City of Greenville Web site at www.ci.greenville.tx.us.

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