A food truck park is coming to you soon, Navasota. At the August 13th meeting of city council, a public meeting was held regarding extended stay for vendors in the potential park, which is located at 203 South La Salle St.
The Planning and Zoning Commission approved last week a specific use permit for the lot. The park would include a pavilion and for vendors, a very simple utility hook up, according to planner Michael Gessner. A solution that will make the necessity of a generator obsolete while also cutting down on noise. He plans to have power, water and possible sewage hookups in the park.
Since the area is a bit smaller, there would not be a need to too many trucks either. Gessner said there will be around 5 or so.
If you have been around downtown Navasota at all, you may have seen a few trucks there already. Gessner says, the vendors there already were really the ones who pushed for this idea.
“They want to be here. They are all over me saying ‘we want to be here seven days a week’…I believe once we do that, there may even be a breakfast menu over there too,” Gessner said.
If you are a resident in that vicinity and are concerned about aesthetic appeal or issues with trash, do not worry. Gessner says the park will be held to a high standard. There will be trash cans,seating and decorative lights and features that will draw people in.
“I am going to provide trash cans specific to each spot…I will also be providing sitting area, probably like a picnic tables and umbrellas to provide some uniformity. That way, we don’t have tables and canopies just blowing around with wind,” said Gessner.
Council unanimously approved the permit for vendors to leave their trailers or trucks overnight. That does not mean owners can reside at the park, as it will be closed overnight. After approval, Gessner will now file for permits to get electricity and water hookups completed. There is no set timeline yet for completion of the project.