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Comprehensive Planning

Denton Plan 2030

For City planning, Denton Plan 2030 is the long-range plan for our growth, development, and redevelopment. It is based on local conditions and trends and coordinates the efforts of many different aspects of a community, such as land use, transportation, community facilities, and natural resources. It:

  • Utilizes strategic planning to set a course to manage growth, promote reinvestment, and improve quality of life for the next two decades
  • Is inspired and motivated by the citizen values and aspirations expressed in the Community Vision Statement
  • Addresses new challenges and opportunities, including the influence of gas wells, shifting demographics, changing lifestyle and housing preferences, the interface with two major universities, and the opportunity to encourage long-term sustainability
  • Identifies a detailed Vision of what Denton should become by 2030 and proposes policies and actions that can be carried out in a rigorous implementation
  • Provides a guide for Denton to retain its character, define its identity, improve the quality of life, and enhance the economy.

Since the 1999 Plan adoption, Denton has experienced tremendous growth. Denton and the DFW Metroplex will continue to lead the nation in growth in the coming decades, underscoring the need to put in place a framework that will ensure that the inevitable growth and change that will occur will strengthen the economy, enhance quality of life and livability, and positively affect the lives of the next generation. This Plan

Bike Plan

In February 2012, the City Council adopted the Pedestrian and Bicycle Linkage Component of the Denton Mobility Plan. Since then, the City Council allocates funds each year in the budget for infrastructure implementation. Each year, the Bike and Pedestrian Coordinator and Transportation Engineer choose projects to be funded through the Bike Fund.

One of the key roles of Bike|Walk Denton is providing opportunities for education and encouragement for people who bike currently and those who are interested in biking more. You can find us at many community events with information on safety, bike light giveaways, and news of upcoming projects.

With these initiatives, the City of Denton plans to achieve an increase from 4.7 percent to 7 percent mode share split of bicycling and walking as a means of transportation to work, as outlined in the Denton Strategic Plan. The Strategic Plan includes a number of Performance Measures for active transportation. See the quarterly update of the Performance Measure targets here.

Downtown Master Plan

In 2002, the City Council adopted the Denton Downtown Master Plan whose primary focus is to encourage development and exploration of partnership opportunities with private investors, while ensuring that proper design practices are employed. It builds on this previous work and is a plan to accomplish the goals of the Downtown Master Plan. The plan will serve as the catalyst to achieve the goals that define the vision for the Downtown Master Plan.