Comprehensive Plan

Path to Progress Comprehensive Plan Update to 2050

The City of Princeton adopted its first 20 years Comprehensive Plan in 2002. The Comprehensive Plan is the City's official guide of how we want to grow and develop. The plan guides where and how development occurs in the city of Princeton. The plan also guides how the City of Princeton and Collin County provides public facilities and services to support future growth.

The city of Princeton has kicked off the 2018 update to the comprehensive plan, The Path to Progress that will include a focused look at the anticipated future growth of neighborhoods, businesses, and public amenities. Kimley-Horne has partnered with the City of Princeton to explore reporting trends in the areas of Land Use, Housing, Economic Development, Water and Wastewater, Public Safety, Solid Waste, and Capital Improvements.

Get Involved Stay Updated

Public input is very important in the planning process of the Comprehensive Plan. The city will be providing many opportunities for individuals to get involved and stay up to date on the planning process.


The Princeton Comprehensive Plan Survey took place between June 25 and July 10, 2018. 464 residents, students, workers, and property and business owners weighed in with their thoughts on the future of Princeton - an outstanding showing on behalf of the community. This high level of engagement provided the planning team with excellent, meaningful data from which to frame the Future Land Use Plan, Thoroughfare Plan, On-Street Bicycle Framework Plan, municipal developments, and other plan components. The results from this survey will shape how the Comprehensive Plan communicates the community's preferences and ambitions for Princeton over the next three decades.

Community Charrette

About 60 interested persons took part in the Princeton 2050 Community Charrette at Smith Elementary School on Saturday, February 10. Participants provided ideas and opinions on several topics related to the Comprehensive Plan update, including community assets, mobility, economic growth/people places and parks, and open spaces. They were also asked to rate the importance of a list of issues to a successful future for Princeton. They then worked in teams to develop a draft Vision Statement for Princeton in 2050 and to prepare future development scenarios that reflected those visions.

Since the Retreat, the consultant team has begun using the results to create a draft Vision Statement and to develop alternative land-use scenarios for further discussion in the community.


  • January 14, 2019, City Council Adoption
  • December 17, 2018 Planning and Zoning Commission Public Hearing
  • December 10, 2018 City Council Downtown Briefing
  • December 3, 2018 EDC Downtown Briefing
  • November 13, 2018 City Council Briefing
  • October 16, 2018 Open House - Downtown Princeton Vision
  • October 15, 2018 Planning and Zoning Commission Briefing
  • October 4, 2018 Comprehensive Plan Advisory Committee Meeting Number 4
  • September 11, 2018 Open House - Downtown Princeton Vision
  • August 2, 2018 Comprehensive Plan Survey results available online
  • June 27, 2018 Comprehensive Plan Advisory Committee Meeting Number 3
  • June 25, 2018 City Council Briefing
  • June 25, 2018 Comprehensive Plan Survey launch
  • June 9, 2018 Open House
  • April 21, 2018 Community Engagement (Onion Festival)
  • April 4, 2018 Comprehensive Plan Advisory Committee Meeting Number 2
  • April 3, 2018 Mayor's Youth Council Small Group Meeting
  • March 24, 2018 Community Engagement (Easter Egg Hunt)
  • March 12, 2018 Joint City Council / Planning and Zoning Work Session
  • February 13, 2018 - 2/16/18 Key Individual / Small Group
  • February 10, 2018 Community Charrette
  • February 1, 2018 Princeton Comprehensive Plan Advisory Committee Meeting Number 1
  • January 8, 2018 City Council appoints Advisory Committee members
  • August 28, 2017 City Council approval to update the Comprehensive Plan