An implementation schedule revealed updates to various reports and ordinances outlined in the 2020 Leander Comprehensive Plan will take place in 2024.

Adopted in April 2021, the 2020 Leander Comprehensive Plan is a unified policy guide and action plan aimed to achieve the community’s collective vision for Leander, according to city documents. The overall plan has been updated three times since its initial adoption.

The update

During the April 18 City Council meeting, Planning Manager Karina Castillo said the following plans and ordinances will be updated this year:
  • Entertainment district creation, this spring
  • Parkland dedication ordinance, this spring
  • Short term rentals, this summer
  • Composite zoning ordinance, this summer
  • Building and fire code packages, later this year
Taking a step back

After its original adoption, the comprehensive plan was updated in March 2022, June 2023 and January 2024.

The implementation of actions and policies outlined in the plan supports the community’s future vision of Leander having a diverse economy, people-centered spaces and destination experiences, to name a few.

Castillo said, so far, 14 goals outlined in the city’s comprehensive plan have been completed, including reviewing the lighting ordinance, developing the Old Town Master Plan, conducting a parking assessment in Old Town and considering creating a “Leander Beautification” committee to identify citywide improvements.

She said the following plans and ordinances—which are outlined in the comprehensive plan—have already been be updated or completed:
  • Transportation Master Plan to revise classifications of several roads, June 2023
  • Old Town Master Plan completed, September 2023
  • Sign ordinance was amended to address changes in response to new sign types, materials and technology, November 2023
  • Noise ordinance to modify maximum sound levels and update provisions for construction, demolition and maintenance work, February 2024
  • Water Master Plan to identify and prioritize projects for the five-, 10- and 20-year horizons, March 2024
“[It’s] just amazing. There's so much work that's done,” council member Becki Ross said. “And to actually have it all on one document of all things is just fantastic.”