Realize Rowlett 2020 Phase II Recap:
Phase II of Realize Rowlett 2020 continued the work completed in Phase I by focusing on four priority planning areas. The priority areas included Area B-2 (Woodside Living), Area D-1 (Healthy Living), Area E-1 (Signature Gateway), and Area E-4 (Old Town). Phase II included education, detailed economic analysis of the four priority planning areas, the creation of citywide development standards, the creation of general concept plans for the top priority areas, and ultimately Form-Based Code zoning standards adopted for each of the priority areas. Throughout this process, stakeholder input and public outreach were of the utmost importance.
Realize Rowlett Phase II resulted in the adoption of a new Form-Based Code was adopted and the four subject areas were rezoned on November 6, 2012. This was a intense and fast-paced process that included mini-charrettes, extensive public input, and many hours on the part of City Council, the Planning and Zoning Commission, the Advisory Committee and the Downtown Task Force.