Bus Station in Georgetown Texas

The City of Georgetown has proposed to create a bus station in Old Town. This depot will be a regional hub for all of Williamson County, comprising long-distance bus station and maintenance facility, taxi service, and light/heavy rail station.

The proposed location is on the edge of the Historic Overlay District, at the northern gateway to Southwestern University, and at the southern gateway to award-winning San Gabriel Park, one of the jewels in Georgetown’s crown.

Everything that this proposed development embraces will become blighted. Every road leading to the Bus Terminal will be blighted. Roads running THROUGH the Historic Overlay District will require major redevelopment, and will become blighted.

The proposed site for the Terminal will require rezoning to allow it to be built there. The long-residential neighborhood must be rezoned to mixed-use, in other words, this Old Town neighborhood must be deliberately BLIGHTED.

This website stands in total opposition to the City’s proposal, and exists to present information and to allow discussion on the plan.


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  1. From Tom Yantis, Asst City Manager, Aug 23, 2006: “City staff and CARTS representatives will make a presentation about the proposed station to the City Council on Tuesday, Septmeber 12 at 6 p.m. at the City Council Chambers at 101 E 7th St. This presentation will include background information about the station planning process, potential sites and criteria for consideration in a new site selection process, and grant status. I invite you to attend… “