Planning Studies and Projects

Downtown West

Development of the city-owned 13.5 acre parcel known as “Downtown West,” at the western intersection of Arboretum Boulevard and Stieger Lake Lane, is a priority in the city's 2019-2020 Strategic Plan. This phased development will diversify housing and expand and enhance our local economy.

Commercial Small Area Plan

As part of its 2040 Comprehensive Plan, the City of Victoria identified an area within its ultimate city boundaries as the ideal location for future commercial development. To help create a framework and generate concepts for this area, the city facilitated a Small Area Plan Study of the location – known as Victoria Worx. The purpose of the plan is to ensure this area is developed in an efficient, unique and intelligent way to help diversify Victoria’s future tax base.

The study was conducted by the consulting firm, Landform, and was driven by a steering committee made up of Victoria residents, organization representatives, business people, elected officials and the development community. It was completed in early 2020.

Steering Committee Meeting Notes and Project Documents

Steering Committee Members

  • City Council Member Tom Gregory
  • City Council Member Tom Vogt
  • Planning Commission Member John Iverson
  • Planning Commission Member Laura Moore
  • Business owner John Hayes (Enki Brewery)
  • Business owner Cal Haasken (realtor)
  • Business owner Kristen Gyolai (attorney)
  • Business representative Kevin Sharpe (pastor, Westbrook Community Church)
  • Resident Larry Gubbe
  • Resident Julie Slate
  • Marty Doll, Community and Economic Development Director
  • Mark Nolan, Consultant, Landform

Downtown Victoria Parking Study

The study was conducted between September 2018–January 2019 by Hoisington Koegler Group, Inc., guided by a task force of elected officials, residents and business owners. Read the final report.