City of Friendswood, Texas

Community and Economic Development Committee Meeting (Amended Agenda)

Aug 02, 2017 at 09:15a.m. - Aug 02, 2017 at 09:15a.m.

Date: August 2, 2017
Time: 3:30 PM



Notice is hereby given of a meeting of the Community and Economic Development Committee to be held Wednesday, August 2, 2017 at 3:30 pm, in the second floor conference room of City Hall, 910 S. Friendswood Dr., Friendswood, Texas, regarding the items of business in accordance with the agenda listed below:


1. Call to Order 
2. Roll call 
3. Consideration/approval of July 5, 2017 meeting minutes 
4. Presentation and overview of the panhandle area by representatives of Coastal Bend Property Development

5. Discussion and possible action regarding committee goals
    -Studies to determine the best use of sites and public opinion. 
        --Are existing studies sufficient or are others needed?
 -Setting measurable benchmarks
         --How do we measure our own progress and how can others measure us?
-What is our role as a committee and as committee members?
         --Are we ambassadors/sales or just researchers?
- Do we need training?
    - Do we need better communications with the community, with the elected officials, other city committees and the general public?
-Example of ideas – Dark Storefronts

    Downtown: (Provenzano, Kay)
-Downtown Marketing Plan
       -Downtown business recruitment strategy for restaurants, specialty shops, boutique hotel
    Panhandle/FM 2351: (Zeissig, Perry, Kay)
      -Review Blackhawk Boulevard extension
     -Consider a hotel study to attract a high-end hotel at three specific locations in the city:  Downtown, Whitcomb property, and Panhandle
      -Meet with landowners
    FM 528: (Evans, Whitley, Foreman) Revisit infrastructure needs for FM 528 Meet with City Council

6. Staff and member comments
7. Liaison reports
8. Adjournment

Future meeting dates: September 6, October 4, 2017

Karen Capps 
Economic Development Coordinator


This facility is wheelchair accessible and accessible parking spaces are available. Requests for accommodations or interpretive services must be made 48 hours prior to this meeting. Please contact the City Secretary’s Office at (281) 996-3270 for further information.


I, Melinda Welsh, City Secretary of the City of Friendswood, do hereby certify that the above notice of meeting of the Friendswood Community and Economic Development Committee was posted in a place convenient to the general public in compliance with Chapter 551, Texas Government Code, on Thursday, July 27, 2017 at 8:00 AM.

Melinda Welsh
City Secretary 

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