What is a Comprehensive Plan?

    What is a Comprehensive Plan? 

    A comprehensive plan is a document that sets priorities and guides City decision-making to ensure Baytown is a thriving, people-centered community. The Plan looks years into the future and seeks opportunities to address long term issues, but focuses on action steps for the City’s near-term efforts. The plan will be based on extensive community input and community values and will provide guidance on City decisions related to:

    • Growth capacity
    • Land Use
    • Mobility and Transportation
    • Economic Opportunity and Tourism
    • Sustainability and Vulnerability
    • Revitalization and Neighborhoods
    • Quality of Life and Sense of Community

    Why update the current Comprehensive Plan?

    It’s important to regularly update the plan so it accurately reflects Baytown’s conditions and issues as well as the community priorities. Baytown’s Comprehensive Plan was adopted in 2008 and updated in 2013. Baytown has experienced widespread growth and development since then. Completing a new plan, Comprehensive Plan 2040, will ensure the City is equipped with a relevant, critical tool to help foster a thriving, people-centered community.

    How can I get involved?

    Checkout the Plan’s page on Baytown Engage for upcoming events or request to host a meeting!

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    How do I apply to be on the Comprehensive Plan Advisory Committee?

    Applications are being accepted for the Comprehensive Plan Advisory Committee (CPAC) and Strategic Plan Advisory Committee (SPCA) until February 12th, 2021. Successful applicants will be notified in by the end of February. The application can be found here

    Can my organization host a meeting?

    Yes! If your civic organization, neighborhood, church, etc. would like to host a meeting complete this form!

    What is the process to update the plan?

    The planning process will begin in January 2021 and is anticipated to be completed in late spring 2022. The process will be broken into 5 different phases: Phase 1: The Existing City; Phase 2: Plan Direction and Assumptions; Phase 3: The Future City; Phase 4: Implementation; and Phase 5: Plan Finalization and Adoption. City Council will select a Comprehensive Plan Advisory Committee (CPAC) which will meet during each phase to help guide the development of Comprehensive Plan 2040. Public engagement will be a critical component throughout the process, be sure to check out upcoming events, updates, and subscribe to always stay up to date!