The Comprehensive Plan is the City of Fort Worth’s official guide for making decisions about growth and development. The Plan is a summary of the goals, objectives, policies, strategies, programs, and projects that will enable the City to achieve its mission of focusing on the future, working together to build strong neighborhoods, develop a sound economy, and provide a safe community.
The Texas Local Government Code establishes the legal basis for the comprehensive plan. The Code states that a municipality may adopt a comprehensive plan for long-range development. If a city adopts a comprehensive plan, it must be used as the basis of subsequent zoning amendments. The comprehensive plan is described as a plan for the orderly growth and development of the city and its environs. The plan should “facilitate the movement of people and goods, and the health, safety, and general welfare for the citizens of the city.”
How does the City use the Comprehensive Plan?
- Functional plans such as the Citywide Historic Preservation Plan, the Gateway Park Master Plan, and the Public Art Master Plan are incorporated in the Comprehensive Plan
- Departmental business plans
- Budget priorities
- Capital improvement program
- Annexation program
- Development standards
- Zoning and subdivision cases
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Comprehensive Plan Progress & Priorities Biennial Report
New for 2011, the Comprehensive Plan Progress and Priorities Biennial Report highlights the City’s progress in accomplishing key objectives in FY09-FY10 and priorities for FY11-FY12. The report is organized by the City Council’s five Strategic Goals.
For more information on transit-oriented developments planned for TEX Rail station areas, visit the project website.
For general information, call 817-392-8000.
Area Master Plans
- Demolition Delay Details
- Criteria for Historic Designation
- Historic Site Tax Exemption
- 'Design for Density' Conference Information