The Bastrop EDC is hosting a public input session on February 13, 2017, beginning at 6:00 p.m. at City Hall, to discuss options for 921 Main Street.
The lot has been empty since a fire destroyed the building in 2003. In 2016, due to damage sustained by the neighboring buildings, the Bastrop City Council approved the EDC purchasing the lot in order to remediate the damage and determine the future use of the lot. The EDC is committed to mitigating the site issues through working with the neighbors and community and developing an actionable plan to remedy the site conditions.
The EDC engaged an engineering and architectural firm, KSA Engineers, to provide an opinion of probable cost on various options. After a site visit by the project architect, the original scope was modified to include the following options: (1) stabilizing the site conditions, (2) public open space, (3) public open space with covered area, and (4) in-fill building.
The Texas Historical Commission has performed a Town Square Feasibility Study on the site. Their report will be released as part of the public input on the project. Additionally, the EDC had a Phase I environmental site assessment and geotechnical investigation performed at the site.
The available reports will be released for public review in the days prior and the public is invited to attend to give input and ask questions.
For more information, please call the Bastrop EDC office, 512-332-8870, or the Bastrop Main Street office, 512-332-8996.