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Comprehensive Plan 2030
Allen’s Vision for the Future
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Comprehensive Plan Update - The Allen we know and love today is the direct result of previous planning efforts by residents, business owners, city staff and elected officials. These planning efforts are expressed in the city’s Comprehensive Plan. The Comprehensive Plan is a long-range policy document and plan adopted by the City Council that establishes a vision for the city, provides policy guidance for growth and development and contains strategies for implementing the vision. The previous comprehensive plan was adopted in 2003 and has helped transform our city into the community we enjoy today.

In 2014, the city initiated a comprehensive plan update to re-examine how the city will continue to grow and develop over the next 15 – 20 years. The Allen 2030 Comprehensive Plan serves as a policy guide and vision for the future of the community. The plan establishes goals and strategies in areas such as land uses, transportation, housing, economic development, parks, community facilities and infrastructure.

Public Input - The plan is a direct result of input from residents and business owners participating in a conversation about Allen’s future. Feedback and creative ideas were received though the AllenIdeas online interactive website.

Stay Updated - On October 14th, 2014, the City Council unanimously approved the 2030 Comprehensive Plan.  Council will update the plan periodically and as needed.  If you have any additional questions or concerns, please contact Lee Battle, AICP, Assistant Director of Community Development at 214.509.4163 or


Comprehensive Plan

Introduction - This chapter provides a summary of the planning process, public participation and existing conditions.  This information forms the basis for identifying issues and developing goals and objectives for the future. 

Community Livability - Quality of life is directly impacted by community facilities, parks, recreation programs, public infrastructure, community appearance and environmental quality. Goals and strategies for each of these is included in this chapter.

Mobility - Dependence on the automobile requires the construction and maintenance of an effective and safe roadway system.  At the same time, there is growing interest in alternatives including public transit, biking and walking.  This chapter lays out strategies for balancing these needs and implementing multi-modal transportation. 

Land Use and Design - The value, quality and functionality of the built environment requires equal attention to both land uses and design.  This chapter outlines policies for a desirable mix of land uses as well as design principles to guide development. 

Growth Strategy - Development of the remaining vacant land will further shape Allen’s identity.  This development provides an opportunity to balance and diversify the community’s land uses for current and future residents, and create high quality, distinctive places.  This chapter describes in detail, concepts for developing the remaining growth areas.  

Appendix A - A summary of the public input gathered for the Comprehensive Plan.

Additional Resources

Existing Conditions Report - A thorough and exhaustive report detailing economic, social and physical data regarding land use, development and demographic trends in Allen.

2003 Comprehensive Plan - The city's last Comprehensive Plan

2011 Parks, Recreation and Open Space Master Plan - The Parks Master Plan for current and future parks, trails and open space in Allen.


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