(September 19, 2013) The City of Frisco is seeking volunteers for a committee that will help review and update its 2006 Comprehensive Plan, laying out a strategy for managing the challenges and opportunities presented by the community’s continuing growth.
The Frisco City Council Tuesday night approved a proposal to revisit the Comprehensive Plan. City officials are accepting applications from potential committee members until Oct. 25.
After members are chosen, the group’s work will likely begin in January. John Lettelleir, director of Development Services, said he expects the committee to present its recommended revisions to the Planning & Zoning Commission and to City Council in the first quarter of 2015.
Past committees have included 23 members, and Lettelleir is recommending the same number this time. He suggested that at least four individuals from the 2006 committee participate in the new advisory panel. The committee will consist of individuals who live in Frisco or do business in the community. Several of the members will be from the Chamber of Commerce, Frisco Economic Development Corporation, Frisco Independent School District, Parks & Recreation Board and Planning & Zoning Commission.
“We want to have a good mix of people on the committee, individuals who offer various perspectives,” Lettelleir said. “We’re looking for people who have a real stake in helping Frisco prepare for a great future for its residents and businesses.”
The Comprehensive Plan is required by City Charter and is reviewed every few years, as growth and market conditions dictate. Lettelleir said he expects the committee to assess future land uses, along with regional roadway corridors and how to serve the needs of an aging population.
Anyone interested in applying for the committee can visit the City’s website for more information.