Comprehensive Land Plan
Comprehensive Land Plan Amendment News
Through the approval of the FY2020-2021 City budget, effective October 2020, City Council allocated funding for updates to the Comprehensive Land Plan, including the Parks and Recreation Master Plan, and Unified Development Code. The city has hired the planning and consulting firm Freese and Nichols to assist staff with updating our Comprehensive Land Use Plan.
The initial kick-off meeting was on March 27th, 2023, where staff was introduced to their team and a tour of the city was given. In the contract, Freese and Nichols is required to have four Comprehensive Plan Advisory Committee (CPAC) meetings. The Planning and Zoning Commission was chosen to serve as the CPAC due to the unique position the commission has in dealing with land use issues. Three CPAC meetings have been held so far, one on May 24th, 2023, one on July 26th, 2023, and one on September 23rd, 2023. The final CPAC meeting is tentatively scheduled for January 2024. The recordings of these meetings and can be found at the Schertz Youtube page. After the completion of the CPAC meetings, Freese and Nichols will have a draft document that will go before the Planning and Zoning Commission as well as the City Council for adoption in the early part of 2024.
Freese and Nichols has created a website that contains progress reports, informational resources, and a survey with an interactive map to gather public input. The Planning Division would love your feedback as we go through the update for the future of the City of Schertz. The survey and interactive map will close November 27th, 2023, so be sure to head over and provide input before it is too late!
Currently Approved Comprehensive Land Plan Documents
2002 Comprehensive Land Plan - The City of Schertz’s Comprehensive Land Plan is a policy document that serves as a guide for decisions relating to the physical, social, and economic growth of the City. The Comprehensive Land Plan includes goals, policies, and identifies issues in the following development related categories: Land Use, Transportation, Public Facilities, Parks and Recreation, Community Enhancement, and Growth Capacity. City staff uses the Comprehensive Land Use Plan as a guiding document when evaluating development applications.
2013 Sector Plan Amendment - This document was adopted as an update to the Comprehensive Land Use Plan to address the increased growth in the northern and southern regions of the City. It includes the North Sector Plan and South Sector Plan.
Future Land Use Map – This exhibit identifies the land use/character areas for all properties within the City corporate limits and Extraterritorial Jurisdiction (ETJ). For detailed information relating to the land use character areas please reference the 2002 Comprehensive Land Plan and 2013 Sector Plan Amendment.
Master Thoroughfare Plan- This document identifies all major transportation facilities in the city and is intended to accommodate the ultimate development of the city’s thoroughfare network. It is a right-of-way preservation document, allowing the orderly development of a network necessary to support the city’s growth plans. Future thoroughfare alignments are conceptual, long-term and general in nature. The 2017 Master Thoroughfare Plan Policy Document can be found here.
The Parks and Recreation Master Plan – This document was adopted to provide for and continually improve park and recreational facilities, provide trail opportunities, preserve open spaces and rehabilitate existing parks in the City.