A comprehensive plan is a document that establishes a long-term vision and goals for a city and serves as a policy guide and framework for land use decisions. It includes general concepts about what the community wants to look like in the future and may make recommendations about how to achieve the city’s vision. The comprehensive plan serves as a master plan that weaves together the separate but inter-related issues of land use or development, transportation, and parks. Comprehensive plans are generally intended to guide decision-making over a twenty-year period.
In Kennedale, the comprehensive plan is required to be updated every five years. Kennedale’s comprehensive plan was revised and approved by City Council in March 2012.