Saturday, January 23, 2021

Celebrating Community Planning!

Join the Planning and Development Service Department in celebrating Community Planning during the month of October! This month-long campaign recognizes the importance of planning comprehensive and community-focused initiatives that enhance the spaces where people work, live and play.

“Our job in serving the Southlake community means creating long-term, vision-oriented master plan documents (such as those included in the 2035 Comprehensive Plan) and implementing those plans to create great public places and services for all who live and visit Southlake,” stated Senior Director of Planning and Development Services Ken Baker. “The Southlake 2035 Comprehensive Plan is focused on providing a framework for a flourishing business environment, protecting Southlake’s natural environment, and ensuring the built environment promotes healthy opportunities and active living.”

Through skillful preparation and strategic execution of plans and policies, the Planning and Development Services Department works overtime to make sure that Southlake is sustainable, attractive and safe for residents.

As part of the 2019 National Community Planning Month campaign, this year’s theme focuses on ‘planning for infrastructure that benefits all’, which can include roadways, transportation, parks and more. During the City’s 2020 fiscal year the Planning and Development Services Department plans to work jointly with the Community Services Department and Public Works Department to update the Parks Master Plan, the Water and Wastewater Master Plan and the Mobility Master Plan.

The Planning and Development Services Department was presented a proclamation by Mayor Laura Hill on October 9th to commemorate the occasion.


To learn more about Community Planning Month, please visit American Planning Association’s website. For more information about planning efforts for the City of Southlake, visit our website or give us a call at (817) 748-8621.