Bellaire city officials are inviting all residents and business owners to attend public workshops Feb. 27 to discuss proposed updates to the city's 2023-24 Comprehensive Plan.

The overview

According to a news release Feb. 15, the meetings will be hosted by representatives from Kendig Keast Collaborative, who will discuss the status of their review of the plan, public input, survey results and proposed changes.

The meetings will allow residents and other stakeholders to give their opinions as well as ask consultants and staff questions regarding the contents of the plan, including commercial zoning and quality-of-life amenities.

There will be two meetings, one geared toward commercial stakeholders and another for residential stakeholders. Both meetings are free and open to the public.

Commercial stakeholder meetingResidential stakeholder meeting
  • Feb. 27, 6 p.m.
  • Evelyn’s Park Event Center, 4400 Bellaire Blvd., Bellaire
The details

According to previous Community Impact coverage, the comprehensive plan will serve as a guiding light for future development and redevelopment in the area for the next 20 years.

The plan is expected to focus on items such as:
  • Park and recreation opportunities
  • Safe streets
  • Development of commercial areas
  • Neighborhood integrity
  • Public safety
  • Zoning
  • Quality of life
  • Flood risk mitigation
The Bellaire Planning & Zoning Commission reviewed the latest draft of the comprehensive plan during a Dec. 11 meeting.

Stay tuned

According to the city's website, the Feb. 27 meetings are expected to be the last public hearings before the plan goes to Bellaire City Council for review in April.
  • March 7: Bellaire Planning and Zoning Commission to potentially recommend plan to council
  • March 18: Public hearing
  • April 1: Council to consider approval of the plan
City officials started working on the comprehensive plan in 2023, hosting joint workshops, public forums and surveys.