In Episode 55 of Downtown Depot, show host Austin Meek interviews Dillon Meek. Dillon serves as the City Councilman for District IV and takes the opportunity to update listeners on City projects happening in 2019. Before that conversation, Meek reviews the three downtown projects that were recently awarded more than $1.6 million in TIF funding.
Inside the Episode:
0:40 - The Word on the Street: TIF projects
5:29 - Dillon Meek on Waco's momentum
6:28 - The City's plan for mitigating negative issues of I-35 expansion
12:02 - A record $17.5 million on upgrading Waco's streets
13:15 - Catalyst Urban Development's riverfront project
14:45 - A booming hotel sector - but how should the City incentivize?
16:48 - Waco growing aside from Magnolia
19:20 - "We've reached a tipping point"
20:39 - Creating equitable development in East Waco
22:48 - Helping small businesses outside of downtown
25:21 - Continued collaboration between city, county, and higher education
27:03 - Dillon's personal and professional goals for 2019