Comprehensive Plan Update
Building a Better Benbrook
The Comprehensive Plan is an official document that serves as Benbrook’s roadmap for future land development. The plan is being updated to address usage of vacant lands.
As part of the update process, the City held an open house on November 12, 2019. Citizens had an opportunity to review six stations addressing different elements of the plan. Below is a summary of each station, with links to the information provided at the Open House.
Following the Open House, the City provided a 30-day period for citizens to give their input on the proposed updates. The public comment period has now concluded.
What's next: The City is reviewing the citizen comments. An updated version of the plan will be submitted to the Planning and Zoning Commission for review and action. The Commission's public hearing will be held 7:30 p.m. Thursday, January 9, at City Hall, 911 Winscott Road.
The plan will be then be submitted to City Council for their review and action at one of their regular public meetings. The public will be notified when the plan is on the Council agenda. Citizens are welcome to attend the meeting and share their comments.
For more information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 817-249-6060. Thank you for helping us Build A Better Benbrook!
Station 1: Why Plan?
A plan provides guidance for the City’s decision-making. It also is used to establish goals and strategies to help us fulfill the community’s vision for Benbrook. As a prominent management consultant once wrote, "Planning is bringing the future into the present, so you can do something about it now."
Station 2: Our Vision
Station 3: Thoroughfare and Trails Plans
Station 4: Future Land Use
Station 5: Downtown
Station 6: Help Prioritize (Results)
Attendees of the open house also participated in a prioritization exercise. They were given five beans, representing tax dollars, and challenged to choose which of ten City services they would fund. Participants found the exercise was a creative way to demonstrate the allocation of limited resources.