Long Range Plans and Studies
Current Plans and Studies
The Comprehensive Plan 2040 will serve as the guiding document for sustainable growth and development for the City of Baytown through 2040.
The Comprehensive Plan, last updated in 2007, is a long-range plan that addresses a variety of topics, including land use, mobility, economic opportunity, revitalization, quality of life and sustainability.
It serves as a framework for community discussion on the real and perceived challenges facing Baytown currently, as well as opportunities that will shape Baytown’s future.
Get involved by visiting the Bayway Corridor Plan on Baytown Engage.
Finalized Plans and Studies
The Baytown Mobility Plan (PDF) was adopted by City Council on January 24, 2013 to capture the City's goals as expressed in the 2007 Comprehensive Plan and 2008 Vision Statement. This document contains infrastructure improvement projects, funding strategies and mechanisms, and mobility policies, plans and maps to help mold our future. It provides direction regarding all aspects of mobility in Baytown including the City’s major streets, sidewalks, hike and bike trails, bus routes, and even future commuter rail.
The Downtown Master Plan (PDF) Area One was adopted by City Council on September 9, 2004, to capture the overall vision for Baytown’s downtown area. The downtown area encompasses the properties on and surrounding Texas Avenue. The Master Plan includes a summary of existing conditions, the area’s challenges, and a proposed streetscape design.
Furthermore, there is an action plan with goals and strategies to be accomplished over time. Many activities have taken place as a result of the Downtown Master Plan, including the development of a special zoning district. The Arts, Cultural, and Entertainment (ACE) district is intended to foster the development of highly compatible and mutually supportive land uses in the downtown area using the Downtown Master Plan as the initial guide.
The Baytown 2025 Comprehensive Plan (PDF), adopted by the City Council in May 2007, includes:
- Base Studies
- Vision & Goals
- Growth Capacity
- Land Use
- Economic Opportunity
- Quality of Life
For the current Future Land Use Plan (FLUP), Major Thoroughfare Plan (MTFP), and Zoning designation, please visit the City’s Online GIS Map. Additionally, here are the current FLUP Land Use Narratives.
In 2018, the City of Baytown hired a Planning and Design firm, Burditt Consultants, to study, gain input then make recommendations for the redevelopment and beautification of the Market Street Corridor. Burditt Consultants approached the study area by dividing it into three distinct sections. The findings of the study reveals that each section of the Corridor, the Historic West End, the Green Corridor and the Gateway Corridor has different opportunities to beautify and revitalize Market Street.
Check out the Market Corridor Study Final Report (PDF) for more updates.
The Bayway Drive Corridor Plan examines the current condition of the corridor and identifies opportunities to revitalize and beautify the Bayway Drive corridor. The plan is a guide for community leaders to draw new investment, users, and visitors to the area; increase pedestrian and bicycle mobility along the corridor; and to repurpose underused public right-of-way.
The Bayway Drive Corridor Plan is on an interactive, citizen-friendly online plan.