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Planning & Development Services P.O. Box 9960 | 1101 Texas Ave.College Station, TX 77842979.764.3570

The Comprehensive Plan is a statement of the community's vision for the future and a guide to achieving that vision. Generally, the purpose of a Comprehensive Plan is to anticipate growth and to guide that growth in a manner that provides with a balance of land uses that promote economic growth while retaining the quality of life. The Comprehensive Plan is not a “zoning regulation” and it does not affect existing approved zoning. Instead, it provides the foundation for making changes or developing new regulations that implement identified vision, goals and policies. The Comprehensive Plan includes, among other components, a Land Use Plan and a Transportation Plan.

The Comprehensive Plan was adopted by the City Council on May 28, 2009. After several years and thousands of citizen volunteer hours, College Station has a Plan that will guide the growth and development of the community for years to come.

"College Station, the proud home of Texas A&M University and the heart of the Research Valley, will remain a vibrant, forward-thinking, knowledge-based community which promotes the highest quality of life for its citizens by…

  • Ensuring safe, tranquil, clean, and healthy neighborhoods with enduring character;
  • Increasing and maintaining the mobility of College Station citizens through a well planned and constructed inter-modal transportation system;
  • Expecting sensitive development and management of the built and natural environment;
  • Supporting well planned, quality, and sustainable growth;
  • Valuing and protecting our cultural and historical community resources;
  • Developing and maintaining quality cost-effective community facilities, infrastructure and services which ensure our City is cohesive and well connected; and,
  • Pro-actively creating and maintaining economic and educational opportunities for all citizens.

College Station will continue to be among the friendliest and most responsive of communities and a demonstrated partner in maintaining and enhancing all that is good and celebrated in the Brazos Valley. It will continue to be a place where Texas and the world come to learn, live, and conduct business!"

Future Land Use and Character
To be a community with strong, unique neighborhoods, protected rural areas, special districts, distinct corridors, and a protected and enhanced natural environment.

Neighborhood Integrity
To protect the long-term viability and appeal of established neighborhoods.

Economic Development
A diversified economy generating quality, stable, full-time jobs; bolstering the sales and property tax base; and contributing to a high quality of life

Diversity of parks, greenways and the arts for leisure and recreation as well as for entertainment, education and culture to achieve a high quality of life for all residents and visitors.

Improved mobility through a safe, efficient, and well-connected multi-modal transportation system designed to be sensitive to the surrounding land uses.

Municipal Facilities & Community Services
Municipal facilities that meet community needs, contribute to community character, are sensitive to the surrounding land uses, and provide exceptional municipal services.

Growth Management
Ensure fiscally responsible and carefully managed development aligned with growth expectations and in concert with the ability to deliver infrastructure and services in a safe, timely, and effective manner.

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