Who Uses the Plan?

The city uses the Comprehensive Plan as a policy guide for directing future land development.

The plan is used to evaluate development proposals, forecast future service and facility needs, and qualify for state and federal grant programs. The plan complements other planning tools, including the Zoning/Unified Development Ordinance and various design guidelines and standards.

The Comprehensive Plan also can be used by:

  • Homeowners, homes associations and neighborhood organizations to identify proposed land uses and planned roadways in their area or throughout the city;
  • Developers to identify where they can locate and, for residential uses, at what density they can build;
  • Other agencies, including school districts, county government and utility companies, to help forecast future service needs; and
  • Surrounding cities to help them evaluate the appropriateness and compatibility of their own plans for proposed land uses and roadways.