Community Forum on Zoning Options for the Rossville Boulevard Corridor
Taco Tour 2021
The BLVD, alongside the Rossville Downtown Development Authority (RDDA), is working on several projects that officials say will help improve safety, aesthetics and business along the Rossville Boulevard corridor.
The BLVD Project, in partnership with the Regional Planning Agency, will host a community forum Wednesday from 4:30-5:30 p.m. at Crabtree Farms to discuss zoning options to support the continued development of the area.
The BLVD and RDDA will work together this fall to host the Taco Tour and the fall and holiday outdoor markets to engage the community. The Taco Tour will run from October 3-8 and will include nine restaurants in the Rossville Boulevard corridor. More information can be found at theblvdproject.com.
The officials said: “The Rossville Boulevard area plan was last updated by the Regional Planning Agency in 2004. While the 2004 plan indicated the need for economic development, lower crime rates, pedestrian safety improvements and beautification, zoning issues have yet to be resolved.The October 5 community forum is open to the public and will include local business owners and representatives city and transport services.
“The corridor, which averages 25,000 cars per day, is home to a vibrant Hispanic population that has grown in recent years. New businesses, such as Taqueria restaurants, are added every month.”
BLVD Executive Director Heather Herweyer said, “In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, we celebrate these businesses that help our community thrive.
Tobey Hill of the Rossville Downtown Development Authority said the first Taco Tour brought the community together. “Events like this that foster a better understanding of the diverse cultures that make up our community are essential to continued economic growth. We want to encourage everyone in the community to support a local Hispanic or Latino restaurant in our community this fall.
Founded in January 2018, the BLVD formed the Rossville Boulevard Planning and Action Committee to better understand the needs of the community. The BLVD operates through grants and donations.