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MAPPING THE FUTURE
WHY CREATE NEW LAND-USE PLANS?
According to the city, there are several purposes for updating a future land-use plan: • it is not zoning, but it helps to guide zoning decisions; • it helps inform responsible land use and scal planning; • it helps the community to realize long-range planning objectives; • it helps developers and businesses locate appropriate sites; and • it helps the city determine where future capital improvements will be needed.
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At an event, Georgetown sta asked ocials and residents to use Legos to chart where they envisioned growth. (Courtesy city of Georgetown)
Ocialswork to better deneGeorgetown geography A FLUP serves as a road map or blue- print for how the city develops into the future, Long Range Planning Manager Nathaniel Waggoner said, adding it helps determine where an HEB, for example, should go versus a home, school, park or other places. The updated future land-use plan will help guide area development decisions CONTINUED ON 28 BY SALLY GRACE HOLTGRIEVE Georgetown’s 2030 future land-use plan, or FLUP, is being updated for the rst time since 2008. The new map is not vastly dierent than the 2008 map, Housing Coordi- nator Susan Watkins said. Rather, the categories of land uses depicted on the map have been updated and better dened. “We looked at how 2019 is dierent than 2008 and how to make sure that is reected so that development can be processed smoothly and the com- munity will grow the way it wants to grow for 2030,” Watkins said.
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