The Texas Local Government Code grants cities the ability to promote sound development and public health, safety, and welfare by defining and adopting a comprehensive plan.
The City of Rowlett's Comprehensive Plan is a long-range policy statement adopted and amended by the City Council. The Plan establishes a shared vision for the City's future, provides policy guidance for growth and development, and contains specific goals to implement the vision over time. The Plan also guides the establishment and revision of development regulations like the Rowlett Development Code and Form Based Code.
Just as a community grows and develops, its comprehensive plan should evolve to ensure it continues promoting the shared vision. Accordingly, Rowlett's Plan has unfolded over time and is expressed in several, inter-working phases.