LA VERNIA -- City officials and members of the Planning and Zoning Commission and the La Vernia Municipal Development District (MDD) are pondering how the city can continue to maintain its small-town character and small-town charm, while meeting the growth and expansion of the future. The Texas rural and down-home country feel of La Vernia is something that is important to La Vernia residents as they have their eyes on the years to come.
This was the overriding theme of a meeting Nov. 8, which gathered members of the La Vernia City Council, MDD, and Planning and Zoning Commission. Participants joined together to examine and brainstorm a long-term vision for the community regarding land use, zoning, city expansion, infrastructure, investment, roads, and transportation, among other things.
The city leadership took a proactive, hands-on approach to the planning for growth, presenting three large city maps for participants to view. Area businessmen, property owners, investors, and residents were invited to gather around the tables and to draw and freely mark on the maps their collective ideas for the development and economic future of La Vernia.
Those in attendance pored over the maps, sharing their input and suggestions about where new residential areas should go, potential locations for new businesses, and where infrastructure is needed. Also discussed were roads and parks and recreation needs.