The Comprehensive Plan 2021 is a 20 to 30 year framework to guide the city’s future, providing policy and direction related to future growth and redevelopment, transportation, housing, city services, and other important aspects of the community.   The Plan informs current and future decision-makers about where we’ve been, where we are today, where we want to go, and how we intend to get there.

This web-based, interactive Plan is designed to continuously engage with and educate the public on the implementation and status of the Plan’s Policies and Actions.  This website is a living document and will be updated annually to reflect the progress of the Plan’s objectives and milestones achieved.  The Plan was adopted by City Council on November 8, 2021. Downloadable copies of the Plan's Strategic Framework are found in the links below:



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Pillars & Components

The Comprehensive Plan 2021 consists of five Pillars with eleven Components, providing a guide for Plano's future while balancing the diverse needs and desires of our dynamic community.  The five Pillars each address key topics that impact the long-term success of Plano and consist of a pillar vision statement, components, policies, and actions. It is necessary to look at the policies and supportive maps in concert with one another to realize the full nature of the plan.

Policies & Actions Statements

Each Component includes one or more specific policies and actions. In total, there are 42 policies and 271 actions. Review the Component & Policy pages to learn about the specific goals and steps that will be taken to realize Plano's vision.  Each policy includes the following information:

Background Information


Explains the purpose of the Policy and how it supports the Component.



States what Plano will do to achieve a goal.

Action Statements


Details the specific projects and tasks (the "to-do" list) needed to successfully implement the Plan.


Links &

Provides links to documents, organizations, fact sheets, and programming related to the Policy and Actions.


The Comprehensive Plan 2021 maps guide city leaders in decisions and directives for land use development, the provision and delivery of city services, and prioritization and funding of Community Investment Program (CIP) projects.  Learn more about the maps here.

  1. Future Land Use Map

    Future Land Use Map
    & Dashboards

    Expressway Corridor Environmental Health Map

    Expressway Corridor Environmental Health Map
    & Guidelines

    Thoroughfare Plan Map

    Thoroughfare Plan Map
    & Cross-Sections

    Bicycle Transportation<br>Plan Map

    Bicycle Transportation Plan Map

    Parks Master<br>Plan Map

    Parks Master Plan

Glossary of Terms

The Glossary of Terms includes concepts located throughout the Plano Comprehensive Plan. Refer to the Glossary of Terms page.