The City of Fort Worth typically updates portions of the Comprehensive Plan annually. Planning & Data Analytics (P&DA) Department staff works with other City departments, partner agencies, and stakeholders (typically through other adopted plans and completed planning processes) to identify potential amendments across multiple chapters and appendices of the City’s Comprehensive Plan.
P&DA staff, in consultation with Development Services staff and others, reviews the Future Land Use Map on a regular basis to identify map amendments that may be needed to reflect new opportunities or plans, especially in newly developing areas or in locations where a new area plan has been adopted. P&DA staff also recommends amendments to the Future Land Use Map where needed to reflect approved zoning changes or development that already exists and is unlikely to change in the next 20 years.
The process for updating the Comprehensive Plan starts in the summer and culminates with the City Council’s adoption of the Comprehensive Plan, typically in early March of each year.
Proposed amendments to the Comprehensive Plan are presented at a City Plan Commission work session in December in preparation for a January public hearing before the Commission on the draft Comprehensive Plan. At the conclusion of the public hearing, the City Plan Commission votes on a recommendation to the City Council. The recommendation of the City Plan Commission is conveyed to the City Council in February through an Informal Report, which briefly describes the amendments proposed to the current Comprehensive Plan. The City Council holds a public hearing, typically in early March and votes on the proposed Comprehensive Plan.