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About the City of Waco Comprehensive Plan

This document guides the future development of our city for the next 25 years.  The City plan will describe our current issues, goals, objectives, and make policy and action recommendations to progress toward achieving those goals.

The plan covers all aspects of the city such as land use regulations, transportation, utilities, parks, and neighborhoods. Your feedback is needed!

Public Meeting Information


Planning Services works with the City Council, Plan Commission, and Board Of Adjustment to ensure the orderly, safe, and responsible development of Waco. We are here to assist you with issues involving zoning, subdivision, annexations, and demographics. Please let us know what we can do for you.

Upjohn Institute Study-City of Waco Employment Challenges & Opportunities


The City of Waco has adopted a Comprehensive Plan to guide development of all property within the city. This plan includes a Land Use Plan which takes into account existing land use, development trends, and policies, which guide zoning decisions in the form of a map of proposed land use patterns. Each lot is assigned a specific zoning classification to further regulate development.

The Need for Zoning

Zoning requirements are enacted to promote the public health, safety and general welfare within a community. By regulating the way property is developed, cities protect these interests while providing citizens with a guide to the future uses for property within the city.

Approved Downtown Master Plan

Near Northside Master Plan

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