OUR HOMETOWN VISION 2040
The City of Rockwall shall place the same level of importance to the construction and maintenance of the City’s infrastructure as to the construction of new facilities, and ensure that all streets, water, wastewater and drainage/detention facilities compliment the City’s land use goals while being adequately sized to serve and support the future growth of the community.
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ROADWAY CROSS SECTIONS
The City of Rockwall has a variety of developments from low-density rural developments to mixed-use, pedestrian oriented retail districts. These various developments all have different needs with regard to the necessary street cross section required to adequately serve the area. Below is a link to the recommended typical street cross sections that should be used in the City.
In certain parts of the City, it may be necessary to modify the required street cross sections to account for unique circumstances and to account for existing right-of-ways. As a general principal all streets and roadways should attempt to incorporate the following:
- A minimum of a 6-foot planting strip of accent trees and shrubs.
- A minimum of a 5-foot sidewalk.
Both of these elements will create a pedestrian friendly streetscape that gives the feeling of enclosure or separation from the main traffic lanes of the street cross section. For non-residential development, the 5-foot sidewalk should be increased to provide a greater sense of pedestrian protection.
An implementation plan is the process of transitioning from the act of planning to application. To do this, the OURHometown Vision 2040 Comprehensive Plan used the goals and policies established in each section of the document to draft implementation strategies, which are the necessary steps to implementing the community's vision. Below is a list of the implementation strategies for this section. The timelines associated with these implementation strategies are intended to guide staff's progress, and create a system of accountability that will lead to measurable successes for the community. For the complete list of infrastructure goals and policies for the City of Rockwall please see Chapter 4, Infrastructure, of the OURHometown 2040 Vision Comprehensive Plan.