Downtown Sulphur Springs will get scrutiny from another group Thursday. The 23rd Congress for the New Urbanism National Conference will be visiting. Their conference is going on at the Adolphus Hotel in Dallas. City Manager Marc Maxwell said this is a national group that is meeting in Dallas this year. A number of delegates will be bussed to Sulphur Springs Thursday afternoon for a walk-and-talk tour of the city.
New Urbanism is really old urbanism according to Maxwell. The concept is development based on use rather than based upon form. He pointed out that to drive all over town to gather what one needs ultimately wearies the one seeking and creates a near unfixable situation for a city.
The visitors will have time for dinner downtown.