The City of Southlake adopted its first Economic Development & Tourism Master Plan in 2011 as part of the Southlake 2030 Comprehensive Plan. With the Southlake 2035 Comprehensive Plan update, the Economic Development Master Plan and Tourism Master Plan have been separated into two separate elements. The City Council appointed the Community Enhancement Development Corporation (CEDC) to oversee the development of the Economic Development Master Plan and Tourism Master Plan.
Overall, the CEDC held three public meetings between February 2016 and June 2016 to discuss, review, and develop the recommendations for the plan. A SPIN Town Hall Forum was also held to solicit public input. In addition, both the Planning & Zoning Commission and the City Council held public hearings for the Economic Development Master Plan prior to adopting it as Ordinance No. 1161 on October 4, 2016.
The Economic Development Master Plan represents the first adopted component of the Southlake 2035 Comprehensive Plan! The final plan document is available here: 2035 Economic Development Master Plan
The CEDC held three public meetings to discuss, review, and develop the recommendations for the Tourism Master Plan. In addition to these public meetings, this plan was presented at a SPIN Town Hall Forum. The Planning & Zoning Commission held a public hearing for this item as well as a first reading and public hearing at City Council.
The Tourism Master Plan was adopted by City Council on May 2, 2017. The final plan document is available here: 2035 Tourism Master Plan