Fate will grow in a thoughtful manner that is coordinated and that considers long-term fiscal benefits and trade-offs of development.

Growth management is a critical component to current and long-range planning in communities. With additional residential and commercial development comes the need for extensions or expansions of utility and roadway infrastructure as well as more demand on existing City services such as police, fire, emergency medical services, waste collection and general administrative services. Growth that is coordinated amongst different City departments, utility providers, transportation providers, and developers is essential for long-term prosperity.

The goals in this section are focused on creating flexible development patterns, being proactive about infrastructure development, and providing efficient public safety services all in a fiscally responsible manner. In total there are 14 total strategies related to managed growth, seven of which are considered high priority for implementation.

Completed
In-Progress
Future


S = Short-Term (1-3 years), M = Mid-Term (3-5 years), L = Long-Term (5+ years)
O = Ongoing, strategies that should continue throughout the planning period

Goal MG-1

Encourage balanced, efficient, and flexible development patterns that support existing residents and manage future growth in a fiscally sustainable manner.

Stage
Reference Number
Strategy
Type of Strategy
Timeframe
High Priority
Implementing Agency
In-Progess
MG-1.1
Prepare an update to the Unified Development Ordinance to incorporate the development strategies recommended in this comprehensive plan update.
Regulation
S
Planning & Development
In-Progess
MG-1.2
Evaluate future development proposals based on their consistency with the established place types and their relationship with surrounding land uses.
Policy
O
Planning & Development
In-Progess
MG-1.3
Codify the fiscal checklist to review future development proposals.
Regulation
S
Planning & Development
Future
MG-1.4
Execute Non-Development Agreements (NDAs) per agreed upon timelines in respective agreements.
Policy
L
City Manager

Goal MG-2

Ensure public infrastructure is provided and maintained in a proactive manner.

Stage
Reference Number
Strategy
Type of Strategy
Timeframe
High Priority
Implementing Agency
In-Progess
MG-2.1
Continue annual updates to the Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) to Identify funding for infrastructure needs.
Study
O
Public Works
In-Progess
MG-2.2
Implement the facilities and improvements identified in the 2016 water and wastewater master plans.
Investment
L
Public Works
In-Progess
MG-2.3
Continue to coordinate with other agencies or businesses that provide residents public services such as gas, water, electricity, and telecommunications.
Policy
O
City Manager
Future
MG-2.4
Integrate a GIS-based asset inventory management software to better understand the age of infrastructure and potential replacement timeframes.
Investment
S
Planning & Development
Future
MG-2.5
Continue rate studies for water and sewer approximately every five years.
Study
M
Finance
Future
MG-2.6
Continue annual updates to the ‘cost to serve’ figure that is used as part of the development review process.
Policy
O
Planning & Development
In-Progess
MG-2.7
Encourage renewable energy sources and continue to promote the Texas Power Switch program.
Policy
O
Planning & Development

Goal MG-3

Provide efficient public safety and City services to maintain the health, safety, and welfare of all residents.

Stage
Reference Number
Strategy
Type of Strategy
Timeframe
High Priority
Implementing Agency
Future
MG-3.1
Assess the feasibility of separating the Department of Public Safety (DPS) into distinct police and fire departments as the City continues to grow.
Operations
M
Public Safety
In-Progess
MG-3.2
Establish additional police and fire stations concurrent with growth and accepted service standards.
Investment
M
Public Safety
In-Progess
MG-3.3
Regularly evaluate police and fire staffing to ensure adequate staffing levels to respond to increased calls associated with growth.
Policy
O
Public Safety