Vision 2030 Strategic Plan

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The Strategic Plan Committee has committed many hours of time providing essential input to the cornerstones of the strategic plan. In early 2018, the Committee named the strategic plan 'VISION 2030' and also drafted a vision statement for the strategic plan:

North Richland Hills is the City of Choice

A desirable and vibrant community of quality neighborhoods, thriving economy, extraordinary schools, exceptional parks, and innovative leaders.

Once the draft is finalized by the Committee, public hearings will be scheduled for the Planning and Zoning Commission and City Council. Information about these public hearings will be announced on the City's website, Facebook page, e-newsletter, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, and this webpage.

Upcoming Events & Meetings

Visit the Minutes & Agendas page for minutes from past Strategic Plan Committee meetings.

Public hearings on the Vision 2030 Strategic Plan have been held by the Strategic Plan Committee and the Planning & Zoning Commission. Public hearings are scheduled before the North Richland Hills City Council on June 24 and July 8, 2019. Following the public hearings,any final recommended revisions will be made and plan will be scheduled for City Council action at the July 22, 2019 meeting.

Draft Land Use Plan

Understanding that North Richland Hills is more than 90% developed, the vacant land that remains has significant importance.  An appropriate mix of land uses is a major component to a successful community. A draft of the proposed Vision 2030 Land Use Plan Map and descriptions of the various land use designations are available now at the links below. To submit any input or comments regarding the Draft Land Use Plan, please complete the following form - click here

Draft Transportation Plan

The City's roadway network is nearly at a build-out condition.  The Transportation Plan, incorporated as part of the larger Strategic Plan, provides a roadmap for moving North Richland Hills’ transportation system into the next generation as the community continues to grow and mature.  Click on the links below to view the Draft Transportation Plan. To submit any input or comments regarding the Draft Transportation Plan, please complete the following formclick here.

The full Vision2030 Transportation Plan is posted below.
Transportation Cover Page

Chapter A. Introduction describes the need for updating the transportation plan, highlights the Plan’s organizational format, key partners in transportation implementation, and relevant plans, both past and present, impacting NRH transportation planning and infrastructure. The chapter also outlines the Plan’s four goals. 

Chapter B. Current Context profiles the existing issues and needs within the transportation system, including safety, congestion, and infrastructure gaps.

Chapter C. Future Context focuses on the anticipated future of NRH related to accessibility, mobility, operations, and the interface with land uses.

Chapter D. Transportation Plan describes the multimodal network (vehicular, walking, bicycling, transit, goods movement) needed to address the future needs of the City.

Chapter E. Action Plan outlines prioritization methodology for project implementation.  This chapter also contains the policies, programs, and projects for short-, medium-, and long-range implementation.

Appendices (30MB) include the Roadway Design Decision Process, Target Corridors, Roadway Rightsizing Guidance, Active Transportation Pattern Book, Public/Stakeholder Input, and Action Plan Details.

Strategic Plan Committee

In February 2017, North Richland Hills City Council approved the creation of the Strategic Plan Committee, charged to update the City's comprehensive plan. The plan is an extension of the City Council's 2017 Goals & Objectives and will include recommendations for economic growth, revitalization and beautification of the City over the next 10 years.

The Committee meets on the second Thursday of each month to develop policy recommendations that best reflect the community’s vision. The Committee’s recommendations will be forwarded to the Planning & Zoning Commission and City Council for review and consideration in 2019.

The Strategic Plan Committee includes three City Council Members, two Planning & Zoning Commission Members, ten members at large and one alternate.

Committee Members

Tim Welch City Council Member, Chairman
Rita Wright-Oujesky
City Council Member, Vice Chairperson
Brent Barrow City Council Member
Jerry Tyner
Planning and Zoning Commissioner
Justin Welborn Planning and Zoning Commissioner
Amy Steele
Committee Member
Blake Hedgecock Committee Member
Dr. Tim Barth
Committee Member
Brian Crowson Committee Member
Danny Beltran
Committee Member
Lee Knight Alternate Committee Member
Karen Russell
Committee Member
Mark Wood Committee Member
Skip Baskerville
Committee Member
Suzy Compton Committee Member
Tracye Tipps
Committee Member

Project Timeline

January - August 2017

  • Appoint Strategic Plan Committee (SPC)
  • Transportation Plan Request for Qualifications (RFQ)
  • SPC Foundational Meetings
  • Focus Group Meetings

September - March 2018

  • SPC Vision, Goals & Objectives Meetings
  • SPC Land Use Plan Recommendations
  • Transportation Plan Kickoff

April - July 2018

  • Land Use Plan Public Comment & Meetings
  • Transportation Plan Public Input
  • Joint Meetings: Parks & Recreation Board, Keep NRH Beautiful Commission, Economic Development Advisory Committee

September - June 2019

  • Complete Final Draft of Strategic Plan
  • Final Public Review & Comment
  • Public Open Houses and Meetings
  • Final City Council Public Hearing
If interested, please visit the Planning Reference Center for more information on past comprehensive plans, as well as other strategic areas in NRH.

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