What is a comprehensive plan?

A comprehensive plan is a written document identifying goals, policies, and strategies for the growth and development of a community.  The plan reflects community values and provides a guide for making land use changes, planning capital improvement programs, and directing future growth. 

Common Plan Topics

Comprehensive plans often address the topics of:

  • Infrastructure, transportation, and mobility
  • Economic development
  • Land use
  • Neighborhoods
  • Parks, open space, and the environment
  • Special districts within the city
  • Urban design

Growth & Development

Most important, the plan should address opportunities and issues that are likely to affect the city's future growth, development, and vitality. 

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1. What is a comprehensive plan?
2. Why have we created the Envision Garland 2030 Comprehensive Plan?
3. How does Envision Garland affect my property?
4. How has the public been involved in Envision Garland?
5. How will Envision Garland be accomplished?
6. Will there be updates to Envision Garland? When?