City seeks public input for comprehensive plan update
The city’s current plan was adopted in 2010 and serves as an important visionary document used as a foundation to the city's planning of roads, zoning, infrastructure, services and amenities. Public input was strongly encouraged during the preparation of the Plan, and extensive discussion took place in meetings and work sessions before the Planning and Zoning Commission and City Council, leading to Council adoption of Imagine Burleson 2030.
What portions of the Plan are being updated?
This update will be focused on two parts of the Comprehensive Plan: The future land use plan and the goals and actions portion.
The future land use plan used by city staff, the Planning and Zoning Commission and city council to make zoning decisions and also is the basis for the city’s infrastructure planning, which includes roads, water, sanitary sewer and city facilities.
The city has changed in the past 10 years and that is why it is important to update the plan’s goals and objectives.
After a series of work sessions held by the Planning and Zoning Commission and city council, they have endorsed the vision statement from the current comprehensive plan.
Comprehensive Plan Vision Statement:
We are focused on building a dynamic future, while preserving our rich history. Dedicated to establishing a great place to live, learn, work and play. Committed to being a sustainable community for all, through every stage of life.
From this vision, the following value statements have been drafted:
- A mobility system that is efficient, connected, attractive and safe
- Neighborhoods that are safe, friendly, connected and vibrant
- Parks that give people the opportunity to play, learn, exercise, and experience the outdoors
- Great places to gather throughout the city
- Economic development that creates opportunity, diversifies the tax base and provides residents choices
- A city that is economically and environmentally sustainable, accountable and transparent
Updating the Comprehensive Plan
Since the Plan looks twenty years into the future, it needs to be revised and updated periodically to keep it current and to incorporate changes in trends and community interests. T
The city has developed a website for the Imagine Burleson 2030 – Midpoint Update. Any citizen or organization can review and submit input on the portions of the plan via the website, www.burlesontx.com/imagineburleson
Public Input Process
City staff will begin a seven-week public input process starting Monday, August 24. Each week, staff will highlight a different core value plus the future land use plan, via a survey and a Facebook Live event, hosted on the City of Burleson’s official Facebook page, www.facebook.com/BurlesonTX.
After the weekly Facebook Live event, interested participants who would like to take a deeper dive into any of the core values will have an opportunity to be part of a focus group by contacting staff at email@example.com
The Facebook Live schedule is as follows:
|Core Value||Facebook Live Date & Time|
Mobility, learn more
5:30 p.m. Wednesday, August 26
Neighborhoods, learn more
5:30 p.m. Wednesday, September 2
Parks, learn more
5:30 p.m. Wednesday, September 9
Places, learn more
5:30 p.m. Wednesday, September 16
Economic Development, learn more
5:30 p.m. Wednesday, September 23
Resiliency, learn more
5:30 p.m. Wednesday, September 30
Future Land Use Plan, learn more
5:30 p.m. Wednesday, October 7
Download the complete comprehensive plan "Imagine Burleson (PDF)" (11079.68 kb file size).
Chapter 1 Introduction (PDF)
- Chapter 2 Vision (PDF) (2,048 kb file size)
- Chapter 3 Strategies (PDF) (4,558.80 kb file size)
- Chapter 4 Implementation (PDF) (945.16 kb file size)
Chapter 5 Conclusion (PDF)
- Appendix 1 2010 Picture (PDF) (10,588.16 kb file size)
- Appendix 2 Visual Character Survey Results (PDF) (4,986.88 kb file size)
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