Big changes to the Little Apple: Citizens respond to Aggieville development plans

Aggieville prepares for Fake Patty's Day 2018. (Conrad Kabus | Collegian Media Group)

As redevelopment of Aggieville looms in the future, a public meeting was held on Wednesday to garner public feedback on potential designs for the district.

Posters lined up inside the City Park pavillion where visitors could see what plans the engineering firm had in store, as well as write down comments on notecards to submit their thoughts.

Mark Bachamp, office manager for engineering firm Olsson, said they are looking at an abundance of factors that will come into play during and after construction.

“We have an open house for Aggieville, which is looking at the parking garage, looking at the layout of the garage, along with the architecture of the outside — what it’s going to look like,” he said. “We’re also looking at the parking management strategies, and determining how parking is going to be handled during construction of that garage, because you’re going to lose about 80 stalls. And look at, when the garage is completed, how do we manage parking within the garage and also surrounding around Aggieville … so we’re going through the different concepts of how that’s gonna look.”

Renovation construction is expected to begin in 2020.

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