Jersey Village seeks resident feedback on comprehensive plan update, new parks master plan

Jersey Village officials are preparing to launch a master plan that will guide improvements at city parks. (Shawn Arrajj/Community Impact Newspaper)
Jersey Village officials are preparing to launch a master plan that will guide improvements at city parks. (Shawn Arrajj/Community Impact Newspaper)

Jersey Village officials are preparing to launch a master plan that will guide improvements at city parks. (Shawn Arrajj/Community Impact Newspaper)

The city of Jersey Village is seeking feedback from residents as officials look to update a comprehensive plan first adopted in 2016.

The plan, which is meant to guide the city over the next 10-20 years, lays out goals across land use, transportation, economic development, parks and recreation, and community character.

A Jersey Village Comprehensive Plan Update Committee started meeting in June to begin the process of reviewing and updating the plan. Residents are now encouraged to send feedback through an online survey that can be completed through Nov. 16 and features questions on commuting habits, use of city amenities and economic development.

"The comprehensive plan has two primary and interrelated focuses," officials said in a city release seeking survey respondents. "The first is to allow the city residents the opportunity to create a shared vision of what they desire for the future of their community. The second is to establish methods in which a community can effectively achieve that vision."

At the time of the plan's adoption in 2016, a major focus was attracting developers and businesses to the city, especially once construction on a Hwy. 290 widening project was finished. Other goals focused on improving quality of life, including by developing a trail system and improving city facilities.


Some goals were accomplished over the past four years, including the adoption of various economic incentives to drive development and the opening of a new dog park and splash pad. Other goals are more long-term or are ongoing, such as pursuing development opportunities south of Hwy. 290.

One goal in the comprehensive plan that officials are moving forward with involves the creation of a new master plan for parks. In a separate survey, residents can pick from a number of recreation opportunities they would like to see in the city, including outdoor amenities, such as sports fields and nature areas, and indoor amenities, such as a gymnasium or a banquet hall.

An open house to learn about and provide feedback on the proposals in the Jersey Village Parks Master Plan has been set for 6:30-8 p.m. Nov. 10 at the Jersey Village Civic Center, 16327 Lakeview Drive, Jersey Village.

The 2016 comprehensive plan, including its list of goals, can be found on the city's website.
By Shawn Arrajj
Shawn Arrajj serves as the editor of the Cy-Fair edition of Community Impact Newspaper where he covers the Cy-Fair and Jersey Village communities. He mainly writes about development, transportation and issues in Harris County.


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