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Posted on: April 9, 2021

4-9-21 Make your Mark on Comprehensive Plan Development

Online mapping tool allows residents to give input on specific geographic locations.

The City of Killeen is developing a new comprehensive plan and soliciting public input to help shape the future of the community. An online mapping tool and Community Survey #2 are open online now, and the public is encouraged to participate.

An interactive map features the entire footprint of the city and allows users to zoom in to general areas or specific locations and leave feedback. Location markers can be dragged to any place on the map to indicate areas in need of improvement, protection, redevelopment and more. Once placed on the map, the marker will open a comment box where specific information can be added with text and photos.

Survey #2 is also open online. It contains 10 questions that focus on values and vision. Participants are asked to rank the importance of certain values to determine which are most important to the community. They are also asked to look into the future to help determine the direction of the city.  

A comprehensive plan is a collective community vision that guides successful city growth. Through the involvement of stakeholders, the plan identifies long-term issues and builds action items for near-term efforts. Once adopted, the plan is a decision-making tool that helps inform policies and prioritize the investment of public resources to meet shared goals.

A successful comprehensive plan will establish community-wide values and priorities and create a framework to align future decisions for land use, transportation networks, public facilities and other projects to meet and uphold them. 

Community engagement will be solicited throughout the planning process from residents and stakeholders through the website, meetings and focus groups and by email and phone messages. 

The mapping tool, surveys and additional information about the comprehensive plan can be accessed at www.KilleenTexas.gov/CompPlan.

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