The City of Denton is developing an Area Plan for neighborhoods surrounding the University of North Texas campus to help guide anticipated growth and investment over the next 20 years. The area is home to one of the largest universities in Texas, two of the City of Denton’s most historic neighborhoods, as well as a variety of commercial and residential uses.
The planning issues facing such a varied area are complex, and one size does not fit all. The planning team will spend the next several months collecting data, as well as working with property owners and stakeholders to obtain community input. A public workshop to provide initial input and direction for the plan is anticipated in December, with the first open house tentatively scheduled for February to allow for feedback on the draft vision and early recommendations for the plan. A final open house will be scheduled in the Spring to review draft plan recommendations for needed adjustments prior to beginning the adoption process. Public Hearings for the Planning & Zoning Commission and City Council consideration of the plan are targeted for Summer 2018. Stay tuned for more details and updates as the plan progresses.
The result of the year-long community discussion will be a set of planning recommendations tailored to the many different types of neighborhoods and developments that exist and are desired in the area. The intended purpose of the plan is to:
• Enhance neighborhoods
• Preserve historic assets
• Guide appropriate infill development
• Accommodate traffic—vehicles, bike, and pedestrian—to and through the area
• Address parking needs
Small Area Plan Boundary Map
But we want to hear from you! To learn more, receive updates, or get involved.