The Future Lane Use Plan Advisory Committee presented council with final recommendations Sept. 17, suggesting all portions of the plan to be reviewed and revised.Serving as a guide for city staff, the Future Land Use Plan helps address factors that influence development, demographics, land use patterns and future growth and development opportunities.The existing plan was adopted in 1998. Changing trends in housing is a current issue challenging both the Planning and Zoning Commission and City Council, with more developers asking for amendments to allow for smaller lot sizes.City council appointed the committee in May with a charge to review the Land Use Element of the Keller Master Plan and recommend portions of the plan to be retained, deleted or reviewed for possible future edits.Committee members include Mayor Pat McGrail, committee chairman; Councilman Doug Miller, vice chairman; Planning & Zoning Commissioners Jay Brown and Paul Frederiksen, and citizens Melanie Belcheff, Peter Sackleh and Tom Soulsby.“From the title of the document to the end page, we all felt that the document needed to be reviewed and revised,” Miller said.Over a four month period, seven public meetings were held including three public hearings with a total of 35 citizens speaking to the committee.During the Sept. 17 council meeting, committee members gave a presentation that included comments and recommendations about each section of the document.“The plan doesn’t flow as well as it should,” Belcheff said. “It seems to be a template, written by planners for planners.”Frederiksen said goals and objectives were accurate for the time of the plan but the committee found inconsistencies, conflicts and contradictions.“They may still be accurate today but to determine if they are still relevant, the public needs to be surveyed,” Frederiksen said.Sackleh said the recommended development practices are too long and generic and need to be designed specifically for Keller to better communicate desired development.“Focus on residential lot size alone without factoring residential density and neighborhood design may discourage open space and amenities,” Sackleh said. “The core of the future land use plan should help guide that and right now it is too generic ... In effect, all of the work that goes into determining what Keller should look like should better be communicated in this particular plan.”McGrail said though the plan has served the city well thus far, the overall unanimous conclusion of the committee is that each section of the document undergo a review and possible revision.Council will discuss how to move forward on the issue during a future meeting.