Develop a new comprehensive land use strategy in the upcoming comprehensive plan update to pair with the Strategic Mobility Plan and CECAP goals.
The City will develop a public facing land use strategy in a holistic and comprehensive manner that aligns mixed-income housing and jobs around transit and is coordinated with DART’s long-range transit plan and the TOD plan in Action T-12. While the TOD plan is specifically related to development directly adjacent to existing and future DART stations, the land use strategy will exist within the Comprehensive Plan and should address the broader city’s land use strategy and its relationship with the bus system, regional job growth, and density. The strategy should support better job-housing balance throughout the City and shorter trips and alternative modes even in areas that do not have great transit access. It should also address other mobility related issues such as access to schools, daycare, healthcare and groceries etc. The land use strategy has direct linkages to other relevant plans, such as the ‘Transportation Strategic Mobility Plan (ongoing)’ , ‘Strategic Economic Development Plan (ongoing)’ and ‘Comprehensive Housing Policy (2018)’.
As site plans and development cases come through the development review process, conformity with the land use strategy will be required for staff approval before Planning and Zoning Commission. Non-conformity approval must demonstrate how the city or developer intends to mitigate any negative impacts of the project.