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Waxahachie chamber discusses city master plan

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WAXAHACHIE - The Waxa-hachie C3 master plan will need to obtain a non-profit status in order to request state and federal grant funds toward development around the city.

Assistant City Manager Paul Stevens said volunteers were needed for filling committee positions regarding antique, entertainment, cultural and history/craft districts.

The plan was unveiled during the Waxahachie Chamber of Commerce New Member Luncheon Friday afternoon, Aug. 24 at the Waxahachie Country Club.

The focus was said to be on the downtown's outlying districts.

Previous meetings involving city leaders and consultants turned out between 50 and 100 design projects.

From those projects, consultants pointed out five, which would have the most positive effect on the city's economy.

Mark Singleton, Citizens National Bank president, said the plan had a walkway connecting the courthouse-square with other portions of downtown, a jazz plaza near Kaufman Street on the east side of town and extensions of alleys between buildings in the antique district and other parts of downtown.

Stevens said additional access could make room for more stores.

Also planned is a new entrance from Interstate 35 into downtown.

Stevens said the plan needed an interim director, and executive and advisory boards to start the plan's actual execution.

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