Frisco’s citizens consistently express their desire for strategically managed growth through the use of sound planning principles. Residents want to encourage a sense of community while fostering neighborhoods that have unique characteristics.
The City of Frisco first adopted a Comprehensive Plan in 1982, with updates in 1991, 2000 and 2006. The 2006 Comprehensive Plan contains demographic and historical summaries, visioning, principles & actions, and strategies (land use, livability, transportation, growth and implementation). The Plan provided critical guidance while the City was one of the fastest-growing communities in the country, growing 250 percent from the 2000 Census to 2010 Census. For example, it proposed and influenced a new Subdivision Ordinance (adopted in 2009) and a comprehensive rewrite of the City’s Zoning Ordinance in 2011.
>> Watch the Video about the Comp Plan Update
shown at the March Town Hall.
The update of the Comprehensive Plan will reevaluate
and update elements, and also provide research and
innovative strategies to address:
• Frisco’s transition from a growing city to a city with aging
neighborhoods and an aging population
• Planning for a variety of housing types and sizes, including
addressing the increased demand for urban-style
multi-family and mixed-use residential
• How public safety and public health can be core components of the Plan
• Public transit
• Water conservation
• Market-based land use studies
The goal of this update is to produce a new Comprehensive Plan that:
• Is supported by current and comprehensive data
• Incorporates best practices regarding planning, urban design, livability and resiliency
• Provides a framework for evaluating development proposals in the City, including detailed goals,
objectives and policy statements
• Includes innovative implementation and fiscal approaches to ensure successful implementation of the
Comprehensive Plan's policies and programs