Realize Rowlett 2020 Phase I began with a Community Kick-off on April 25 and concluded with the adoption of the City's new Comprehensive Plan on September 20, 2011. Please note that the comprehensive plan does not change zoning. It is a high level overview that establishes a vision and provides implementation strategies that are used to create zoning regulations and boundaries in the future. It is the first step to proactive planning of the City's future.
Realize Rowlett 2020 Phase I created a collaborative vision of Rowlett’s future involving residents, business owners, and other stakeholders. Through this effort, the City’s Comprehensive Plan was reviewed and updated, providing direction for future decisions on land use, economic development and public capital investments. The project defined a few important catalyst areas using economic market research. The updating the Comprehensive Plan does not involve zoning, instead it is a high level overview and the first step toward proactive planning Rowlett's future. After a number of meetings involving the Planning and Zoning Commission, City Council and the general public, the Realize Rowlett 2020 Comprehensive Plan was adopted by City Council on September 20, 2011.