Comprehensive Plan 2040

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What is the Comprehensive Plan 2040?

The Comprehensive Plan 2040 will serve as the guiding document for sustainable growth and development for the City of Baytown through 2040.

The Comprehensive Plan, last updated in 2007, is a long-range plan that addresses a variety of topics, including land use, mobility, economic opportunity, revitalization, quality of life and sustainability.

It serves as a framework for community discussion on the real and perceived challenges facing Baytown currently, as well as opportunities that will shape Baytown’s future.




The draft of the Phase 1: Existing City Report is now available. You can view it by clicking here.

What is the Comprehensive Plan 2040?

The Comprehensive Plan 2040 will serve as the guiding document for sustainable growth and development for the City of Baytown through 2040.

The Comprehensive Plan, last updated in 2007, is a long-range plan that addresses a variety of topics, including land use, mobility, economic opportunity, revitalization, quality of life and sustainability.

It serves as a framework for community discussion on the real and perceived challenges facing Baytown currently, as well as opportunities that will shape Baytown’s future.




The draft of the Phase 1: Existing City Report is now available. You can view it by clicking here.

  • Results from the Open House

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    City staff held an Open House for citizens to hear an update about the current progress of the Comprehensive Plan and provide feedback for their planning process moving forward.

    It was a great night with over 20 residents participating and providing crucial feedback that will help guide decision making moving forward.

    If you were unable to attend the Open House don't worry! City staff will continue to have engagement opportunities in order to receive citizen feedback, suggestions, and ideas for how we can build a better future for Baytown and its' residents!

  • October CPAC Meeting

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    The CPAC met on October 25th as part of a continued effort to include citizen participation in the Comprehensive Planning Process. KKC, planning consultants, led the members through an activity that focused on categorizing the draft strategic action priorities(SAPs) of two identified focus areas (economic development and Recreation/amenities) according to a matrix that determined if the SAP was a high/low priority and easy/hard to accomplish.

    This activity was a great way for citizen involvement to give direct feedback about the planning process and influence the priorities the city should focus on for the 20 year period the plan covers.


  • Open House

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    Join city staff for an open house to learn about the Comprehensive Plan and provide your opinion to help shape the direction of the plan and the future of the city!

    The open house will be held in the Auditorium at Sterling High School from 5:00 - 7:00 PM on November 9th, 2021.

    Residents are encouraged to come and learn about the Comprehensive Plan, its' corresponding Goals, Actions, and Priorities, and what they can do to be involved and up to date in the planning process.

    Staff from the Planning & Development Services department will be present to explain the current status of the Comprehensive Plan, discuss the key priorities and goal areas with residents, and receive their feedback about the current and future state of Baytown in an effort to guide the development of the Comprehensive Plan.

    The event is an open house style to accommodate arrival at anytime between 5:00 - 7:00 and to allow for participation in varying engagement activities and informational materials. Your feedback is important to us and is instrumental in guiding the Comprehensive plan.

    We hope to see you Tuesday, November 9th, at Sterling High School!

  • Efforts to Seek Resident Feedback

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    In an effort to engage residents and collect feedback on what actions and priorities they want to see focused on in the 2040 Comprehensive plan, staff from the Planning & Development Services department participated in various community events to seek out resident feedback.

    Over the past two weeks planning staff were present at the Fairway Drive & Savell Drive Engineering public meeting held at the Community Center, National Night Out in Town Square, and the Nurture Nature Festival at the Baytown Nature center. During these events over 150 residents in total participated in providing their opinion on what the city needs to prioritize for the future.

    Staff asked participants to rank their top two goals and top two actions from the draft list for each of the three focus areas currently being developed in this phase of the Comprehensive Plan. This feedback was recorded and used as a metric to show how residents feel about priorities for the city moving forward.

    Staff will continue seeking feedback and resident priorities at future engagement events to help provide direction for the final deliverable of the 2040 Comprehensive Plan.

    To make your voice heard in the decision making for the future of Baytown visit the Planning & Development Services at these future engagement events including:

    CATCH Night on October 28th, from 5:30-7:00 PM at David Crockett Elementary School.

    The Comprehensive Plan 2040 Open House on November 9th, from 5:00-7:00 PM at Sterling High School.




  • Community Feedback from the Pop-up Workshop

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    The Pop-up Workshop held at Sterling Municipal Library provided amazing results! In total 178 survey responses and 63 kid drawing pages were received!


    Visitors to the library were asked to leave sticky note responses to questions in order to provide city staff with valuable insight into how the public view different aspects of Baytown and what we can do to make it a more appealing, safe, and enjoyable place to live in the future.


    Visitors were also able to draw a picture to visualize what they love about Baytown. This led to many unique ways for participants to express their Baytown pride, while also providing valuable information on the things they value within the community.



    Lastly, the pop-up workshop was used as a chance to gather citizen feedback on a community survey (that was also offered online through Baytown Engage) in order to get their perspective on many key aspects of the community, and elements that will be vital during the Comprehensive Plan 2040 process. While the survey was geared towards adults in the community, kids were able to fill our a survey that asked them to draw a picture in response to one simple question "Have you ever thought about what Baytown will be like far in the future?"



    Aside from providing valuable feedback about Baytown to help guide decision making for its future, survey participants were also entered into win a family pack of tickets to Pirate Bay Water Park! Congratulations to April and her family on being the lucky winners of the tickets!

  • Pop-Up Workshop

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    The Sterling Municipal Library is hosting a Pop-Up Workshop until Tuesday, June 29th. Come share your ideas and learn more about Comprehensive Plan 2040!


    Don’t have time to stop by? Complete this survey and be entered into a chance to win a family 4 pack of tickets to Pirates Bay Water Park!



  • Virtual Town Hall

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    Join us Tuesday, April 20th at 6:00pm for our first Virtual Town Hall for Baytown's Comprehensive Plan 2040! At the Town Hall, you'll interact with your neighbors, learn about the planning process, and share ideas to help shape Baytown's future!


    Register here today!

  • 1st CPAC Meeting!

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    The CPAC met for the first time on March 30. KKC, planning consultants, presented an overview of the Comprehensive Planning process, and CPAC participated in a visioning exercise and a mapping exercise. We are looking forward to working with the CPAC over the next year to create a sustainable 20 year Comprehensive Plan for Baytown.


  • CPAC Members Appointed

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    The following CPAC members were appointed at the city council meeting on 2/25/21. The City of Baytown is excited to work with the CPAC and the community at large to create a Comprehensive plan that will bring Baytown forward.

  • Comprehensive Plan Advisory Committee Application is now closed!

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    The City of Baytown is currently reviewing the applications from citizens that applied to serve on Imagine Baytown. Applicants will be contacted if they were or were not selected to serve on the committee. We appreciate everyone's interest in making Baytown better.

    There will be many other ways to be involved for those not selected to serve, and provide us with your input. Stay tuned!

Page last updated: 23 November 2021, 10:29