On December 13, 2016, the City Council, at their regularly scheduled public meeting, adopted changes to the City’s Comprehensive Plan.
In February of 2016, the City of Castroville entered into a Sponsored Research Agreement with the University of Texas at San Antonio to update the City of Castroville’s Comprehensive Plan. The agreement provided for updating several elements of the Comprehensive Plan including land use analysis and proposals, thoroughfare update, recreational open space improvements, and demographic trends and analysis.
The City of Castroville, along with the City’s Master Plan Steering Committee, has worked in conjunction with the Center for Urban and Regional Planning Research and the Rural Business Program at UTSA to update the City’s Comprehensive Plan.
In the near future, the City of Castroville will face many challenges including increased population growth and traffic congestion as the San Antonio metropolitan area expands by possibly 1.1 million new residents by 2040. A major challenge is to guide this development so that Castroville develops with a road network and land-use pattern that is functionally effective and enhances the quality of life for existing and new residents.
The comprehensive plan is a document designed to guide the future actions of our community. This long range planning document that provides policy guidance for future growth, development, land use, infrastructure, and services, and also presents a vision for the future, with goals and objectives for all activities that affect the local community.