Much of this new Plan may look familiar, as aspects of the previous Comprehensive Plan outside the four topic areas assigned by City Council, such as policies related to the environment, social services, and the economy, remain largely unchanged. However, significant changes were made to many of the most impactful parts of the Plan, and important new content was created, including a set of Guiding Principles, a Redevelopment & Growth Management Policy, and Future Land Use Dashboards.
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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 will inform 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.
The Comprehensive Plan will be used every day by a variety of stakeholders to make important decisions about how to invest in the community and enhance the quality of life in Plano. For example, residents can use the Plan to see how the city intends to guide growth and redevelopment in ways that meet their needs and aspirations; land owners can use the Plan when considering improvements to their property; businesses can use the Plan when deciding to reinvest or relocate to Plano; and the Plano City Council, Planning & Zoning Commission, and city staff can use the Plan to make decisions about development proposals and where to best invest city resources to achieve the community’s vision for the future.
The Vision Statement of the Comprehensive Plan 2021 is as follows: Plano is a global leader, excelling in exceptional education, abounding with world class businesses and vibrant neighborhoods.
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