Conroe Launches Website Seeking Input on Future Projects
CONROE, TX – The week of July 8, 2019, the City of Conroe launched a new website seeking input from its citizens on future projects designed to accommodate the growth of the city. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Conroe is the fastest growing large city (defined as a city with a population of 50,000 or more) in the nation.
The new website, www.Conroe2040.com, includes a calendar of city meetings and events, downloadable project-related documents, a form for idea and comment submissions, and a survey. Also included are the city contacts with their email addresses, and a section for FAQs.
The city’s Comprehensive Plan will address land use, economic development, transportation, housing, community character, and capital improvement projects. The planning process is expected to take 16 months, from March 2019 – June 2020.
“When planning for 20 years out, for a City that has historical growth, what our citizens envision for Conroe is important,” said Nancy Mikeska, Director of Community Development for the City of Conroe. “Mobility, infrastructure, parks, schools, health care services, retail, housing, and other concerns, all have to grow simultaneously to comprehensively address the needs of our citizens.”
Meetings and events will take place with the Comprehensive Plan Advisory Committee (CPAC), identified focus groups, and the public throughout the planning process to gather input from the community and guide the development of the Comprehensive Plan update.
There will be many community meetings over the long process. However, Mikeska noted the survey is the best way for citizens to let the city understand what residents prioritize for their future all in one place.
Currently, the city has several plans already in place, including Water and Sewer Master Plans, Parks and Recreation’s Long Range Plan, Conroe Industrial Development Corporation (CIDC) Economic Development Plan, Community Development 5-Year Plan, Transportation and Mobility Plan, and others. In addition, Mikeska plans to request the Council approve The Downtown Development Plan, on the Council’s Agenda July 24th and 25th. She noted the Comprehensive Plan will not simply be a combination of those plans, but use portions of them to provide valuable information for the Comprehensive Plan.
“The comprehensive planning process is a long and detailed process,” said Mikeska. “It is a major undertaking for the City and will set the vision for the City of Conroe for many years to come.”
Founded in 1904, the City of Conroe was recently named the fastest-growing city in the country among cities with more than 50,000 residents according to the latest U.S. Census Bureau. The City of Conroe has been a hub for cultural, visual, performing, and literary arts. For more information, visit www.cityofconroe.org.