City Council to consider adopting 2017 Comprehensive Plan on March 7

The City Council will consider a recommendation from the City Plan Commission to adopt the 2017 Comprehensive Plan at a public hearing scheduled for 7 p.m. March 7 in the Council Chamber at City Hall, 200 Texas St.

The Comprehensive Plan guides city programs and departments as well as budget priorities, capital improvements and land use and development decisions.The Comprehensive Plan is Fort Worth’s official guide for making decisions about growth and development. The plan is a summary of the goals, objectives, policies, strategies, programs and projects that will enable the city to achieve its mission of focusing on the future, working together to build strong neighborhoods, developing a sound economy and providing a safe community.

The Comprehensive Plan guides city programs and departments as well as budget priorities, capital improvements and land use and development decisions. Themes of the proposed 2017 Comprehensive Plan include promoting economic growth, meeting the needs of an expanding population, revitalizing the central city, developing multiple growth centers and celebrating the Trinity River. The Comprehensive Plan is based on the City Council’s strategic goals and on values such as improved mobility, neighborhood vitality and conservation of natural resources.

The proposed 2017 Comprehensive Plan is a limited update that includes these changes to the adopted 2016 Comprehensive Plan:

  • The Population Trends, Economic Trends and Financial Trends chapters have been updated to reflect the latest statistical information.
  • Appendix A: Existing Plans and Studies has been updated to reflect the City Council’s adoption of the Berry/University Development Plan.
  • Appendix C: Future Land Use by Sector has been updated to reflect approved zoning changes, new development plans and opportunities and existing development patterns unlikely to change during the planning period.
  • Appendix D: Proposed Capital Improvements has been updated to include adopted departmental Five-Year Capital Improvement Plans. A separate unfunded table will not be included for 2017.
  • Appendix F: Annexation Plan, Policy and Program has been updated to delay the proposed schedule for considering several annexation areas.

On Jan. 25, the City Plan Commission conducted a public hearing on the draft 2017 Comprehensive Plan and voted unanimously to recommend adopting the plan.

To learn more, contact Eric Fladager, planning manager, at 817-392-8011.

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