Plano residents invited to comment on the city’s new draft 2021 Global Plan
Plano residents are invited to comment on the city’s new draft 2021 Global Plan.
Plano’s comprehensive plan will serve as a 20-30 year roadmap for the city’s future after city council voted to repeal the controversial Plano Tomorrow plan last year.
The comprehensive plan covers key areas such as land use, housing inventory, redevelopment, growth management and transportation.
A municipal survey for the plan is now online through Monday October 18 and can be completed at PlanoCompPlan.org. The plan is also available for review on the website.
Upcoming public comment opportunities include a “town hall telephone meeting” and a comprehensive plan review committee meeting on Thursday, October 14 at 7:00 pm. More details on these events will be announced soon, the city said in a statement.
The Comprehensive Plan Review Committee last met on September 28, 2021 and approved sending the plan for public comment.
A recording of the Global Plan Review Committee meeting of September 28, 2021 is also available online. Previous CCRP meetings can be viewed on planotv.org under the “Special” tab in the menu.
The full plan is available for review at PlanoCompPlan.org.
In addition, agendas from previous Master Plan Review Committee meetings are posted on the City’s website agenda page under Master Plan Review Committee.
Audio of the meeting is also available on the Full Plan Review website.
Residents opposed the city’s old Plano Tomorrow plan shortly after it was approved in 2015. At the time, they said they feared dense development, especially new apartment complexes. , does not undermine the suburban character of the city. They also wanted the community to be more involved in the plan.
Resident Beth Carruth submitted a petition with more than 4,000 signatures asking City Council to repeal the master plan. If not, voters should be able to decide his fate, opponents argued.
The city secretary never forwarded the petition to council because leaders argued that development plans were not the subject of petitions calling for elections. In response, Carruth and four other Plano residents filed a complaint.
In July 2020, the state’s fifth district appeals court dismissed the city’s argument and the secretary was ordered to present the petition within 14 days.
The council responded by canceling the plan. Since then, an interim plan dating from 1986 has been put in place.