Colleyville residents can share their concerns with the city and help shape its future.
The city will host focus groups of residents to help develop its comprehensive plan on Nov. 17, 19 and 20.
“The good thing about focus groups is it allows us to focus in on the specific neighborhoods and talk to residents,” Ron Ruthven, the city’s community development director, said. “Ultimately it helps us and the City Council focus in and narrow down on the goals and objectives.”
The informal sessions will allow residents to discuss anything about their neighborhoods and their futures, Ruthven said. He expects the meetings to last about an hour and a half at most.
The comprehensive plan outlines the city’s goals and vision for the future across all topics including transportation, housing, parks and recreation, infrastructure and economic development. City staff is developing the plan and hopes to present it to City Council for approval in the first half of 2015.
Earlier this year, the city hosted public forums to generate feedback on developing the city’s remaining commercial corridors. These meetings will focus more on geographically divided neighborhoods that were constructed in the 2025 Master Plan.
Those interested in participating can email Ruthven at firstname.lastname@example.org by Nov. 15.
“We encourage residents to come and participate,” Ruthven said. “I think they’ll enjoy being a part of planning the city.”