City continues Comprehensive Plan Update for Texarkana’s development


The second public engagement meeting regarding the City’s Comprehensive Plan Update will be held Tuesday, November 15, 2016, 6:00 p.m. at the Texarkana, Texas Convention Center. This meeting will focus on three scenarios for the future growth of Texarkana over the next 25 years and will build on the first public meeting that included over 100 community members in attendance.

A City’s comprehensive plan is an important guiding document that sets the tone for how a City will develop, grow, and change over time. More specifically, the plan will help guide growth and development in the City for the next 25 years. The team of Halff Associates, Inc. and local partner Texas A&M University Texarkana, have joined with a local Citizen Steering Committee to complete the Comprehensive Plan Update.

This new Comprehensive Plan will provide clear direction for the development of the community. This includes land use, transportation, parks and recreation, downtown, urban design and much more. It replaces the City’s previous plan, which was adopted in 2001.

Citizen input is valued and all residents are encouraged to attend and be a part of planning Texarkana’s future. Additional information can be found at; via email at; at Texas City Hall by contacting David Orr, Director of Planning & Community Development, Daphnea Ryan, City Planner II; or Rick Leisner, Director of Planning and Project Manager for Halff Associates, Inc.

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