Amarillo, TX – The City of Amarillo, in partnership with Potter County, is currently developing a neighborhood plan for the Barrio neighborhood that contains goals that define and shape the unique characteristics of this neighborhood, including specific improvement projects and focused policy. Addressing disadvantaged areas within Amarillo is one of the City Council’s initiatives set forth in the Blueprint for Amarillo, the strategic direction for City government in terms of focus and allocation of resources. The goal of the initiative is to assist distressed and disadvantaged areas of Amarillo by working with a neighborhood’s citizens to shape healthy, sustainable communities.
The first Barrio neighborhood plan kick-off meeting is Wednesday, March 8 from 6 – 8 p.m. at the Amarillo Alamo Community Center, 1502 S. Cleveland St. City Staff will deliver a brief introductory presentation and facilitate small group activities designed to gather key feedback and insights from residents. This will be the first public meeting to review the overall process and discuss focused topics like housing, transportation, public safety, infrastructure, and others.
Public discussion and input is valuable and needed in order to determine the goals of the residents and what strategies will be effective in achieving those objectives. Recurring public meetings will be held as the plan develops before being implemented.