Changes to Southlake’s Mobility Master Plan will prioritize new projects that improve connectivity and walkability throughout the city.

According to City Council documents dated Nov. 16, the proposed amendment will reprioritize specific sidewalk segments, modify the city’s pathways map, add a project at the intersection of Highland Street and Shady Oaks Boulevard, and recommend an Hwy. 114 improvement study.

Sidewalk improvements are ranked by priority based on connectivity to other sidewalks, locations near parks and schools, right-of-way availability or easement, and construction costs. Tier 1 recommendations, which include projects along Union Church Road, Silicon Drive, South Nolen Drive and South White Chapel Boulevard, are expected to be developed in one to three years. Tier 2 recommendations should take four to seven years, and Tier 3 recommendations are in the eight years and longer range.

As part of the city’s comprehensive plan—Southlake’s blueprint and framework for city programs and projects over the next 20 years—the Mobility Master Plan also allocates resources from the capital improvement program and establishes programs.

Residents still have time to complete the sidewalk priority feedback form on the city’s website. The first reading of the amendments was approved by council on Nov. 16. The second reading will take place Dec. 7.