Trophy Club outlines long-range plans

Posted Monday, Apr. 29, 2013  comments  Print Reprints

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The town of Trophy Club has come a long way in its time.

And citizens are already looking to the future - well into the future.

Recently, the Trophy Club Town Council voted unanimously to adopt the Trophy Club Vision 2030 Plan. It's a road map that details a long-range strategic vision for the town. Officials are calling for it to be used in conjunction with the town council's strategy map to help develop a unified, cohesive vision for Trophy Club over the upcoming two decades.

The plan features five guiding pillars, or priorities:

•  Premier residential community.

•  Economic development.

•  Amenities.

•  Excellence in governance.

• The town's relationship with other governments.

"Working with Trophy Club residents to develop the Vision 2030 Plan was one of my favorite projects with Trophy Club to date," said Town Manager Mike Slye. "The Vision Committee quickly agreed that Trophy Club is already an amazing place to live. We just needed a concentrated focus on issues that will help sustain the quality of life in the long run."

The town council initiated the Vision 2030 planning process a year ago in the spring of 2012. Plan development required major citizen involvement from a diverse group of residents.

That's where the Vision Trophy Club Committee came in. Over the past year the group developed a strategic outline for the next 20 years, and in late March voted unanimously to make a recommendation to the town council.

A closer look at TC Vision 2030 notes what has been driving the town's growth and what will continue to do so. Among the most popular choices are the quality of schools, its location between DFW Airport and Alliance Airport, and, of course, the golf course. Among the topics on which citizen satisfaction rests are the small town feel, quality of schools, and the enclosed safety.

Bringing together those things that people hope will never change and the things they hope do is at the heart of Trophy Club Vision 2030.

At the top of the priorities is keeping Trophy Club a premier residential community. While businesses are welcomed and needed for the growth of the town, TC Vision 2030 stresses the need to always put residents first.

The plan emphasizes development on Highway 114, while retaining strong relationships with the businesses already in town. Noted amenities for the years ahead include making the town more golf cart friendly and bike friendly, improving the trail system, and a community/senior center.

The town already prides itself on excellence in governing, and TC Vision 2030 suggests that maintaining healthy relations with neighboring communities such as Southlake, Roanoke, Westlake, Denton County and Tarrant County will only strengthen that quality. It also notes that Trophy Club's relationships with MUD (Municipal Utilities District) and the Northwest Independent School District are also vital to continued growth.

A glance at the Town of Trophy Club Strategy Map shows how the projects go hand-in-hand. Together they work to maintain a low crime rate and keep citizens safe; a business-friendly economic development; strong partnerships and community involvement; a healthy, picturesque and environmentally sound area; and continue with a financial and operational stewardship that includes such things as responsive customer service and cost-effective services.

"This effort was truly a partnership between citizens, the council and staff, all working to define the best future for the town and our residents," said mayor Connie White. "Utilizing the Vision 2030 Plan and Strategy Map will help the town plan for projects that align with the future vision for Trophy Club."

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