One of our favorite things to do at KFA is help our clients plan for the future. We use our expertise in water, wastewater, drainage, and transportation to help counties, municipalities, and other public entities provide quality service to their residents and other customers, finding cost effective ways to accommodate growth and development. Assisting with the Buda Transportation Mobility Master Plan (TMMP) was a great opportunity to do just that. Led by KFA team members Joe Cantalupo, AICP, Caroline LaFollette, PE, and Hannah Zeeb, EIT, we helped the City build on past planning efforts (such as the 2013 Transportation Master Plan, 2015 Downtown Master Plan, the 2016 Comprehensive Plan, and the 2017 Unified Development Code), technical data, and stakeholder and public input to develop recommendations to improve its transportation network.
Over the past decade, the population of the City of Buda grew by 150%. Furthermore, it is located within Hays County, which experienced the second largest growth rate in the nation at 46.5%. Key priorities we heard throughout the planning process included: providing neighborhood connectivity and Complete Streets elements, protecting the historic small-town charm of the City, and improving east-west mobility and multimodal connections. We assisted with an open house in February 2020, where members of the community showed up at City Hall to review and discuss draft recommendations, or took a survey online to provide feedback. Recommendations include roadway, intersection, sidewalk, and trail improvements, as well as strategies for optimizing existing coordination and planning processes to continue to serve the community by planning effectively for the future.
In December 2020, City Council voted to adopt the TMMP by ordinance. For more information, visit https://www.ci.buda.tx.us/644/Buda-Moves.