OUR HOMETOWN VISION 2040
OURHOMETOWN VISION 2040 COMPREHENSIVE PLAN
A Comprehensive Plan is intended to provide direction and define the communities long-term desires. This is typically summarized by a statement to which all policy and goals contained in this Comprehensive Plan are intended to convey, and the bar to which policy decisions will be measured moving forward. For the City of Rockwall, ...
... OUR VISION IS TO CREATE AN AUTHENTIC LAKESIDE COMMUNITY, LOVED AS OUR HOMETOWN, WHERE NEIGHBORS CHOOSE TO LIVE, WORK, AND PLAY.
IMPLEMENTATION & ACTION PLAN
In putting together the implementation schedules, staff and the Comprehensive Plan Advisory Committee (CPAC) understood that the strategies contained in each section of the OURHometown Vision 2040 Comprehensive Plan would require community oversight. It was also understood that the new Comprehensive Plan was not intended to be a static document, and that -- while the overall vision may stay the same -- the strategies contained in the document would evolve as the community grew. Based on this understanding, it was determined by the CPAC that action statements would need to be incorporated into the Implementation Plan that could guide the implementation of the document and create a level of accountability for City staff. It was also thought that these guides would ultimately produce measurable successes for the community. Below is the resulting Action Plan, which is intended to layout the actions needed to implement the plan.
For the complete Implementation Plan please see Chapter 10, Implementation, of the OURHometown Vision 2040 Comprehensive Plan.
ANNUAL, 5-YEAR & 10-YEAR REVIEW REPORTING
The above Action Plan calls for an Annual Review, 5-Year Review, and 10-Year Review of the plan. The purpose of the review process is to ensure that the plan adapts to the City's needs and grows with the community. The annual review process is intended to allow for minor changes to the goals and policy statements, updates of the maps and demographics, ratification of changes to the Future Land Use Map and Master Thoroughfare Plan resulting from approved development cases, and any other minor changes identified by citizens, staff, the Comprehensive Plan Advisory Committee (CPAC), and/or the City Council. The 5-Year Review is intended to be a more in depth review of the of the goals, policies, and implementation strategies contained in the document, and to give the CPAC and the City Council the ability to make more substantial changes to the plan. The 10-Year Review is an overhaul of the plan that allows the CPAC and City Council the ability to reassess the entire plan, redirect or redefine the vision of the plan, and pivot the direction of the plan if necessary. The 10-Year Review also allows the CPAC the ability to work with the community to reassess the plan and set new policies, goals, and implementation strategies that are more in line with the community at that time. As with any Comprehensive Planning effort, citizen engagement will be a necessary tool of any review of the Comprehensive Plan.
In the future, staff will prepare annual reports outlining the changes to the plan and summarizing major milestones reached in the implementation of the plan. These will be made available in this section.
PUBLIC PARTICIPATION IN THE PLAN
The OURHometown Vision 2040 Comprehensive Plan is intended to be a plan that adapts and grows with the community. Since this is a living document, continued public involvement is necessary for the success of this plan. Below are several ways that Rockwall citizens can stay informed and involved as this plan is implemented.
- Join the Email Notification List to receive updates, news and upcoming meeting dates associated with the plan.
- Use the Contact Us page to leave us you comments and questions concerning the plan.
- Take the Citizen Surveys to provide us with your feedback concerning specific sections of the document. This information will be provided to the Comprehensive Plan Advisory Committee (CPAC) each year during their annual review.