The City of Colleyville is requesting submission of qualifications from any and all parties wishing to be considered for consulting services related to creating a new comprehensive plan.
The current Master Plan, The Colleyville Plan, was created in 1998 and most recently updated in October of 2004. The plan was updated in-house by City staff and primarily addresses future land uses with specific recommendations broken down by neighborhood areas. It is envisioned that the new plan will identify new community goals and objectives while also adding pertinent elements from existing plans and community input to make the plan truly comprehensive in scope. The proposed comprehensive plan would also address issues that pertain to the community as it approaches build-out, currently projected for 2025. After a community review and incorporation of the vision, goals and objectives into the new plan, the resulting implementation framework would involve calibrating the goals and objectives of the comprehensive plan into the current strategic planning process and a new five-year capital improvements plan (CIP).
Colleyville began as a rural community, situated primarily between Big Bear and Little Bear Creek in the central portion of northeastern Tarrant County. Colleyville was incorporated on January 10, 1956, and its city limits, bounding a 13.1 square mile area, are now contiguous with those of Grapevine and Euless on the east, Bedford and Hurst on the south, Keller and North Richland Hills on the west and Southlake on the north. Although once a predominantly rural community, Colleyville has experienced significant residential development during the past few decades. From a population of about 1,500 in 1960, it grew to 6,700 in 1980, 12,724 in 1990 and 19,636 by 2000. With a current population of 23,000 residents, Colleyville is the 14th largest community in Tarrant County. Colleyville Boulevard (State Highway 26) bisects the City as the main commercial corridor for the community.
The new plan should focus on the City’s future from a citywide perspective with a strong emphasis on infrastructure, neighborhood integrity and quality, and the State Highway 26 (SH26) corridor. The plan should also have a strong emphasis on economic development, redevelopment and “outside the box” land use planning with regard to the SH26 corridor. The SH26 corridor is the community’s main street and provides the lifeblood of the City’ commercial tax base.