WHAT WE REPORTED: Missouri City City Council updated the city’s comprehensive plan, a document outlining priority projects, standards and principles for growth and planning purposes. The plan focuses on Cartwright Road, FM 1092, Fort Bend Parkway and Texas Parkway. Staff and work crews have focused on interior and exterior upgrades at the City Hall complex. A new HCC campus opened in August on Texas Parkway, which will act as an anchor to the surrounding area, City Manager Anthony Snipes said.
THE LATEST: The city recently opened its new visitors center with upgraded technology located immediately inside the main community center entrance at city hall, and the public plaza outside the complex is slated to open early 2018, media relations specialist Cory Stottlemyer said. The city has also commissioned an economic development strategic plan to explore options for attracting businesses, Stottlemyer said.
WHAT’S NEXT: The city’s comprehensive plan directs the city to focus on promoting mixed-use developments and neighborhood centers, coordinating action committees to monitor and guide development and redevelopment activities, establishing public and private partnerships, seeking grants and other funding sources, and recruiting more businesses to expand employment opportunities and diversify the city’s tax base.
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