In January 2019, the City of Celina adopted the Downtown Master Plan, which shared a 20+ year vision for the future of Downtown. One of many implementation steps includes correcting the regulatory framework of downtown so that the vision, as outlined in the Downtown Master Plan, can be realized. Today, the current zoning for downtown does not allow for the Downtown vision to be fulfilled and requires revision.
Many thriving downtowns, such as Grapevine and McKinney, experienced great success when their downtown codes were properly calibrated and deregulated to align with their respective visions. When codes are designed to match the vision, property values are protected, property owners have more options, and Downtown can continue to be the heart of the community.
January 2019 – the adoption of the Downtown Master Plan
October 20, 2020 – presentation of the concepts & highlights to the Planning & Zoning Commission
November 10, 2020 – presentation of the concepts & highlights to the City Council
December 17, 2020 – Community Forum Night (open house for the public)
January 19, 2021 – presentation of the public hearing to the Planning & Zoning Commission
February 9, 2021 – public hearing (City Council)
February 16, 2021 – public hearing (P&Z)
March 9, 2021 – public hearing (City Council) & adoption
Residents, Please Note!
State law requires letters to be mailed to property owners prior to correcting the regulatory framework, so city staff and the consultants would be happy to discuss the Downtown Code and help answer any questions or hear concerns.
For residential homes included in the Downtown Code, the new regulations do not alter neighborhoods' residential character, they provide more flexibility to property owners, and do not require any changes to any existing property or structure. Staff is available for any questions or concerns!
Contact Planning: 940-333-3034