The following is a press release form Allan Samara, V.P. Communications Plano Citizens Coalition.
Comprehensive Plan Select Committee Reaches(CPRC) agreement on A New Comprehensive Plan for Plano with a 15-0 vote.
The CPRC Comprehensive Plan Review Committee reached agreement tonight on a new plan for Plano’s growth and passed it by a 15-0 vote and
sent it on for review by Plano’s Planning and Zoning Commission.
The CPRC, a select committee of 16 citizens was appointed by the City Council in August to create a new plan to replace the controversial Plano
Tomorrow Plan of 2015 which voided by the City Council following a successful court ruling by a citizen’s referendum petition suit that dragged on
for more than 4 years and at one point reached the Texas Supreme Court.
The CPRC needed a 12 vote supermajority to adopt the draft document and received a 15-0 vote affirmation, after over 3000 hours invested in
planning meetings over the last 15 months. The committee of 16 was appointed by the City Council and began work in January 2020.
City Council candidate Justin Adcock who ran on a platform of keeping Plano suburban, hailed the decisive vote as a “potential Win-Win victory for
Plano Homeowners and developers, as an essential element of his campaign to win a Council seat.
“We’ll have to assess the plan in detail as it comes through the process of approval through public hearings and then to our new council by early fall
but we’re all hopeful that the new plan will bring a new sense of cooperation and support for Plano’s suburban character.”
Lily Bao, running for Mayor on a platform promise to “Limit Density to Protect the Suburban Character of Plano” remarked that the new plan “Will
give us all hope that a new fresh breath of air to continue Plano’s growth and excellence for decades to come.”
The Plan goes forward to the Planning and Zoning Commission which may pass it by a simple majority or amend the plan and which will trigger
public hearings where the citizens of Plano will have a chance to weigh in on Plano’s future Comprehensive Plan.