COMPREHENSIVE PLAN UPDATE
What is a Comprehensive Plan?
A Comprehensive Plan is a document that states a community’s desired vision for the future. It is used to guide development of the built environment and provide a basis for future zoning decisions. It also helps guide public investments in transportation and other infrastructure improvements to support future development. The policy document includes an implementation plan for use by City staff to accomplish the plan’s goals.
How is a Comprehensive Plan Used?
A comprehensive plan is used to coordinate and guide the future establishment of development regulations. It is used to provide a basis for future zoning decisions. It also helps to guide public investments in transportation and other infrastructure improvements to aid in guiding future development. It is a policy document that includes and implementation plan for use by City staff, and this plan will also provide a fiscal impact analysis.
Why Prepare a Comprehensive Plan?
Texas Local Government Code requires zoning regulations to be adopted in accordance with a comprehensive plan. The current plan was prepared in 2009, and there have been significant changes in Richardson since that time.