Comprehensive Plan on Brenham's Future
Next Meeting: February 28th, 2019: Open House on Brenham's Future - 5:15 pm - 7: 00 pm - The Barnhill Center
About the Plan
On September 20, 2018, the City Council approved a professional services agreement with Planning Consultant, Kendig Keast Collaborative (KKC) for the purposes of developing a Comprehensive Plan and Thoroughfare Plan update.
The Comprehensive Plan is a long-range planning document which will identify and prioritize the City's needs and goals for the next twenty years. The plan will examine the needs of the community holistically to ensure that land uses are supported by infrastructure and facilities. Some elements of the plan include:
- Community Profile
- Local Economy
- Local Education
- Health and Wellness
- Land Use
- Community Appearance
- Parks, Recreation and Trails
- Municipal Services
- Plan Implementation and Priorities
The current Comprehensive Plan was adopted in November 2008 and the City hopes to adopt the new plan in late summer/early fall of 2019.
Public Input & Meeting Dates
The Comprehensive Plan process includes a large public input component. Citizens, local businesses, local elected and appointed officials, and all community stakeholders are strongly encouraged to participate in the 12-month planning process.
Upcoming meeting dates:
February 28th, 2019: Open House on Brenham's Future - 5:15pm-7:00pm - The Barnhill Center
Past meeting results:
Press Release with results from the January 10th Town Hall on Brenham's Future
Plan Adoption & Review
When developing the project scope for the long-range planning process, staff included the formation of a Comprehensive Plan Advisory Committee (CPAC). The CPAC is tasked with working alongside KKC and City Staff to assist in the development of the plan and to serve as the "sounding board" for the consultants during the formation of the Comprehensive Plan. The Brenham City Council appointed the CPAC during their regular meeting on November 29, 2018. The CPAC will meet four times during the development of the Comprehensive Plan and will make a recommendation to the City Council concerning the final adoption of the plan. The Brenham City Council will vote to adopt the plan following the recommendation of the CPAC.
January 10 town hall meeting - portions were streamed live on facebook. You can view the recordings here: