Water-Related News

Changes planned for downtown Clermont

The West Lake/Wetlands Park project incorporates a necessary stormwater drainage system and pond with a passive park. Residents got a look Tuesday at three projects aimed at attracting more people to the downtown area.

During his State of the City address, City Manager Darren Gray told dozens of people how the newly created master plan will transform Clermont in the next 5 to 10 years.

“I think it’s important for us to talk to the residents about the future of the city,” Gray said. “It’s going to be a very busy year and an exciting one — plus more to come.”

The plan is primarily focused on enhancements to the downtown and waterfront areas.

“It’s great to have seen this through from the visioning process — where people told us what they wanted — to the master planning process, to the implementation process,” he said.

There are six projects total in the master plan, but three have been tagged as priorities, Gray said.