The General Plan bases its policy recommendations on the goals and objectives as expressed by the residents of Round Rock and their elected representatives in the City Council. As a first step in this process, the Planning Department hired Raymond Turko & Associates to conduct a statistically representative survey of Round Rock residents’ planning–related concerns and priorities.
The survey included questions about the availability of retail and services, the city’s appearance, neighborhood quality and design, support for historic preservation, and improving downtown Round Rock. Please refer to the survey results summary and executive summary for more detailed information. Full results (huge file) are available from the Planning Department.
Round Rock is currently transitioning from a successful suburb into a prosperous and attractive midsize city. This transition presents major changes in Round Rock’s quality of life and business environment, from the ways people move about the city to the number and types of places where people can do business or have fun. The Round Rock General Plan is the official policy document guiding the city’s physical growth and development, and directly impacts what kind of place Round Rock will become over the next decade. Overall, the Plan addresses a variety of issues shaping the city, ranging from historic preservation to transportation to the environment.
The General Plan is updated approximately every ten years, and currently, the Plan is now in the process of being updated to accommodate the host of new challenges facing the city. Public input plays an important part in this updating process. During the upcoming months, there will be a series of public meetings held in the Grand Room at the Baca Center (301 W. Bagdad Avenue, Building 2, Round Rock), which the entire community is welcome to attend. These meetings will cover the range of topics discussed in the Plan, and will present an opportunity for participants to contribute their feedback. Below is the list of meeting dates:
Kick-Off Meeting (Two Options): Wednesday, May 6 from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm or Saturday, May 16 from 9:00 am to 11:30 am (Please attend whichever meeting is more convenient for you – both meetings will have the same content)
Meeting #2: Wednesday, May 27 from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Meeting #3: Tuesday, June 30 from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Wrap-Up Meeting: Wednesday, July 15 from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
In this forum, we invite you to contribute any ideas or feedback you might have about how Round Rock can become a better place, as well as comments about the meetings.