General Plan

Over two million people reside in Houston now and one million more are expected to move here in the next 20 years. A general plan will enable the City to take a fresh look at enhancing services to current residents and will help the City prepare for the anticipated growth. The plan, called Plan Houston is based on existing visions, goals, and strategies already created by the City and organizations representing all aspects of the community. Plan Houston defines successful outcomes for the City and develops strategies to enhance neighborhoods and support growth and development. This effort will improve coordination between government agencies and ensure efforts of the City and its partners are as effective as possible.

Visit the Plan Houston website

Visit the Plan Houston website


Background Documents

Steering Committee

• Member list (PDF)

• Revised Draft Strategies (now called Policy Directives), May 28, 2015 (PDF)
• Draft StrategiesApril 23, 2015 (PDF)
• Proposed new goal for arts and cultureApril 1, 2015 (PDF)
• Policy Alignment: Culture, Education and EnvironmentApril 1, 2015 (PDF)
• Policy Alignment: Economy and Public Services, March 2015 (PDF)
• Policy Alignment: People and PlaceFebruary 2015 (PDF)
• Performance Indicators SummaryJanuary 2015 (PDF)
• Policy Alignment Matrix, January 2015 (PDF)

• Meeting Notes, November 20, 2014 (PDF)
• Meeting Notes, October 23, 2014 (PDF)
• Meeting Notes, September 25, 2014 (PDF)
• Meeting Notes, August 28, 2014 (PDF)

Stakeholder Advisory Group

• Member list (PDF)
• Meeting Notes, January 26, 2015 (PDF)
• Meeting Notes, October 9, 2014 (PDF)

Technical Advisory Committee

• Member list (PDF)
• Meeting Notes, October 20, 2014 (PDF)
• Meeting Notes, September 22, 2014 (PDF)

Framework Plan Presentation

 Framework Plan Presentation
(PDF; 1.24 MB; 04/23/2014)

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