The Complete Neighbors Guide to development will show you how the development process works, and how you can get involved.
View the Neighborhood Resources Map HERE Version Options All Things Community Headline. To view the 2017 Neighborhood Resource Map, click HERE Version Options All Things Community Headline. Map contacts are provided at will by each neighborhood, so please register with us to make sure your neighborhood group is up to date.
Stay tuned as we work on mapping resources in Rowlett that have a special history! Check out the Chiesa Road Widening webpage to learn about the efforts developing in this area.
The Neighborhood Planning team understands the value of incorporating more environmentally friendly practices in neighborhoods, like protecting our urban tree canopy, and managing storm water runoff. Check out ReCodeRowlett.com to learn more about the development code overhaul. Part of the new development code will include a more environmentally resilient landscape section.
The Texas Local Government Code grants cities the ability to promote sound development and public health, safety, and welfare by defining and adopting a comprehensive plan.
Neighborhood Planning is responsible for managing and updating the Comprehensive Plan. The Comprehensive Plan is the broadest, long-range policy document adopted and amended by the City Council. It establishes a shared vision for the City's future, provides policy guidance for growth and development, and contains specific goals to implement the vision over time. Feedback Neighborhood Planning receives from events and programs we host and attend, as well as small area studies we conduct, help us to identify community values, needs, and development trends that can be addressed through the Comprehensive Plan. As such, the Plan is responsible for guiding development regulations like the Rowlett Development Code and Form Based Code, as well as informing the Neighborhood Planning team of ways to seek grand funding for additional programming.
To view a copy of the current Comprehensive Plan and previous versions, visit the Comprehensive Plan page linked above.
Stay tuned as we plan to study housing and demographics in strategic areas of Rowlett. Some areas we are currently looking at include the neighborhoods surrounding Chiesa Road.