Understanding Development

The most visible impact to a community is the development that occurs within it. For Southlake residents it is evident that development is happening today. It can be troubling to think, how much development is too much? What are the rules that dictate how development occurs? Who is keeping track of all this development? How does development begin in Southlake? All of these questions are important and can be answered.
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The Southlake 2030 Comprehensive Plan is a roadmap to guide the City’s decisions about the physical development of Southlake for the next 20 years. The Southlake 2030 Plan includes 19 adopted elements. This includes updates to previous master plans elements such as the Land Use Plan and Park Master Plan but also includes new and nontraditional elements such as the Sustainability Master Plan. Each element of the Southlake 2030 Plan was created by a City Council assigned committee. The plan elements were also prepared by using the Citizens’ Satisfaction Survey as a guide which helps the City to better understand the desire of the community.

The next phase of comprehensive planning in the City of Southlake, Southlake 2035, is underway. Visit the Southlake 2035 webpage to learn more.

Town Hall Forum


How and when development occurs is important to the long-term sustainability of Southlake and the quality of life for the community. Because of this, a Town Hall Forum was held at Southlake Town Hall. Information was provided on economic development, the planning (entitlement) process, Southlake 2030, regional growth outside of Southlake and community engagement. The forum featured a panel discussion followed by time for questions and answers by local experts on these topics. The meeting was held Tuesday, September, 29, 2015 from 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM in the City Council Chambers at Southlake Town Hall. 

You can watch a recording of the forum by clicking here. An article was published to MySouthlakeNews regarding the forum as well; to read to article click here.

Questions that were submitted prior to the forum have been answered and can be viewed by clicking here


Development Activity News and New Biz List


Want to stay up-to-date with projects related to development within the City of Southlake? The Development Activity News Blog is updated before each City Council meeting, as well as each Planning & Zoning Commission (P&Z) meeting. This report features information pertaining to development cases that will be on either the upcoming City Council or P&Z Agenda.

Want to know what's new in town? The New Biz List tells you not only what is now open, but also what is coming in the next few months.

Public Participation Guide


The Planning & Development Services department created a brochure to assist those with questions about the development process in Southlake, or how to get involved. To view the guide, click here.