Comprehensive Plan Update
The City of Waxahachie is currently undergoing a new Comprehensive Plan, updating information and considering the current and projected growth and development of the City. This plan is the City’s blueprint for the long-range development of the community and provides both a framework and the policy context within which to make decisions relating to land use and future development.
The City of Waxahachie first drafted a single document Comprehensive Plan in 1973. The plan was subsequently updated in 1983, 1995, 2007, and 2016. The 2016 Comprehensive Plan Addendum updated and added new chapters to the 2007 Comprehensive Plan, including the Future Land Use Plan and Transportation Plan, and all the maps, which were intended to be used as a guide and adopted by City Council as public policy.
For the 2021 plan, the City Council has created a Comprehensive Plan Advisory Committee. The City has retained the services of Verdunity to update the City’s comprehensive and thoroughfare plans.
The Comprehensive Plan is estimated to be a 12 to 15 month project. A Comprehensive Plan Committee has also been formed to provide general guidance on the project, and is comprised of the following members:
David Hill, Mayor (Place 1), Chairman
Kathleen Bowen, Council Appointee, Vice Chairman
Mary Lou Shipley, Mayor Pro Tem
Chuck Beatty, Council Member
Melissa Olson, Council Member (Place 3)
Doug Barnes, Council Member (Place 2)
Rick Keeler, Planning & Zoning Chairman
Melissa Ballard, Planning & Zoning Vice Chairman
Betty Square Coleman, Planning & Zoning Member
Bonney Ramsey, Planning & Zoning Member
Jim Phillips, Planning & Zoning Member
David Hudgins, Planning & Zoning Member
Erik Test, Planning & Zoning Member
Tina Langford Ensinia, Council Appointee
Charles B. Beatty, Council Appointee
Stacey Bailey, Council Appointee
Bruce Zimmerman, Council Appointee
For more information on this project, please click the following link:
4/21/2021 Comprehensive Plan Meeting Presentation