Planning & Economic Development
Planning for the Future
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 order for a property owner/developer to be eligible to apply for fee waivers, the property owner/developer:
Must submit an application (view) to the City;
Must not be delinquent in paying property taxes for any property owned by the owner/developer or applicant;
Must not have any City liens filed against any property owned by the applicant property owner/developer or must have initiated a payment program with the City of Killeen to include a 25% down payment against liens owed and payment schedule set.
Approval of the application and waiver of the fees shall not be deemed to be approval of any aspect of the project. All projects are subject to and must comply with all applicable local, State and Federal laws. Before construction, the applicant must ensure that the project is located in the correct zoning district.
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.