The Planning and Economic Development Department helps guide future development, redevelopment, and community enhancement in the City with the goal of ensuring quality land development and preservation of the community’s unique historic resources in accordance with the Killeen Comprehensive Plan.
The Downtown Killeen Plan (PDF) is a supplement to the Killeen Comprehensive Plan and designed as a how-to strategy on revitalizing downtown over the long term.
North Killeen Revitalization Program
The purpose of the North Killeen Revitalization program (PDF) is to promote the development and redevelopment of North Killeen. This program includes incentives for residential and commercial business structures' rehabilitation, expansion and/or new construction. The program has been adopted for a period of five years starting September 22, 2015.
In addition to the North Killeen Revitalization Program, the City of Killeen also approved new Tax Abatement Guidelines and Criteria (PDF) for this area of the city as an additional incentive for development and redevelopment.
Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone
Downtown Killeen is located in Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone (TIRZ) Number Two. The TIRZ Number Two is a designated area in the City that implements tax increment financing. This enables local economic development officials to collect the property tax revenue attributable to the increased assessed value resulting from new investments within the zone. The new revenue can be used to pay for redevelopment, infrastructure, and other community-improvement projects.