Frisco officials are looking ahead and have selected a team of residents to help.

The Frisco City Council approved 23 appointments to the city's Comprehensive Planning Advisory Committee at its Feb. 21 meeting. The CPAC is formed to create Frisco’s five-year comprehensive plan, a twice-a-decade project that takes two years to complete.

The 2025 CPAC will focus on how the last 16% of undeveloped land in Frisco will be used, according to the city’s website.

“Given recent corporate relocations and other major commercial development announcements, we’d like the committee members’ help to refine our vision for the future,” Director of Development Services John Lettelleir said in a statement posted on the city’s website.

The committee will also be developing policies and sustainability strategies for existing developments as well as vacant land, according to the statement.

Aging populations, future land uses, walkability, connectivity, mobility, mixed-use developments along the Dallas North Tollway and overall transportation policies are also up for discussion, according to the city’s website.

The new committee described in Lettelleir’s statement is slightly larger than its predecessor for the 2020 comprehensive plan, which was formed in 2018 with 20 members—three members who served on the 2015 CPAC and 17 new volunteers.

“We could have, easily, probably put about 40 people on [the new committee],” Mayor Jeff Cheney said at the meeting.

The window to apply for a committee placement opened Jan. 13. When it closed Feb. 10, the city had received almost 100 applications from residents across the city.

“We were overwhelmed by the volume and quality of the resumes that we received to be on this committee,” Cheney said.

Of the 23 members in the newest CPAC, only 17 had to be approved by council—three previous CPAC members and 14 residents and business owners representing the four geographic quadrants of the city.

“[Council] wanted a balance of people that have experience on boards and then the balance of people that have never served on anything that would bring fresh perspectives to the city,” Cheney said.

The other six members came from other Frisco organizations, such as Frisco ISD and the Frisco Chamber of Commerce, and were selected from their respective groups and did not need council approval.

The complete list of CPAC members and their approval process was broken down by city staff and included in the Feb. 21 meeting’s documents. Frisco city staff also published all of the CPAC applications on its website, which can be viewed here.