Texas State law requires all Cities to have a Comprehensive Plan to regulate and direct zoning. The existing comprehensive plan was adopted in 1964. The City Council budgeted funds in the 2018-2019 Budget to address, update and modernize our comprehensive plan. This page provides additional information about comprehensive plans and will be used to help provide information to and from citizens during the upcoming process.
Contract awarded to Kendig Keast Collaborative
Second meeting with the City Council and the Planning and Zoning Commission scheduled for July 30th, 2019 @ 6:30 PM. Check the Timeline page for more details.
What are Comprehensive Plans?
- A document that states a community's desired vision for the future.
- A single plan or set of coordinated plans organized by subject.
- Includes provisions for Land Use, Development, Transportation, Infrastructure, Public Services and Economic Development
How are Comprehensive Plans Used?
- Coordinates and guides the establishment of development regulations.
- Provides a basis for future zoning decisions.
- Guides public investment in transportation and other infrastructure improvements to aide in future development.
- As a policy document that includes implementation plans for use by City Staff.
Why do we need a Comprehensive Plan?
- Can be used as a marketing tool to attract investment and development to our community.
- It can help generate community support for investing or reinvestment in infrastructure improvements.
- The Texas Local Government Code requires zoning regulations to be adopted in accordance to a comprehensive plan.
Community Based Plan
Our plan will be a community based plan meaning that it represents the needs and desires of OUR community. A collaborative process ensures that the needs and vision represent that of the community. This allows the community to gain understanding, consensus and support for the plan. What you could expect to see is:
- A starting Public Involvement Plan
- Ongoing General Involvement
- Multiple opportunities to engage and gather input including websites, social media, online surveys and newsletters.
- Targeted Input
- Interviews, small group sessions and/or workshops with neighborhood leaders, Chamber of Commerce, Downtown Merchants Association, institutional and civic groups, special interest groups, students and faith-based community, etc.
- Interactive Community Events
- Open house sessions and community-wide workshops to imagine visions for the future, share results of analysis and promote dialogue among stakeholders.