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Welcome to the City of Port Arthur Comprehensive Plan

The City of Port Arthur is currently updating its Comprehensive Plan led by urban planning consultants Freese and Nichols, Inc. The existing Comprehensive Plan has not been updated in over 25 years. The City of Port Arthur continues to enhance and protect the vitality of the community and plan for future successes by facilitating this update to the existing Comprehensive Plan. Imagine Port Arthur will incorporate the needs and desires of the community, business owners, and city leadership by illustrating what the community imagines for the future. The Comprehensive Plan will be specific to Port Arthur's unique context, incorporating realistic recommendations and strategies that will help shape our future growth and redevelopment. It will serve as the long-term vision for the City of Port Arthur and will be used every day by your City Council and decision-makers to inform decisions on growth, development and revitalization.

The comprehensive planning process began in March 2016 and will span approximately twelve months. There will be a number of meetings with the Comprehensive Plan Advisory Committee (CPAC), public meetings, and stakeholder meetings to gather first-hand input that will ultimately be used to identify the community vision and influence plan recommendations.

How can I Participate?

You are invited to stay informed on the process by visiting this page periodically throughout the planning process for up-to-date information (such as meeting times, public announcements, downloadable documents, and the community survey) and learn how you can participate in planning your city's future.

Check out the Meeting Times & Events tab at the top of the pages and join us at a scheduled meeting. There are opportunities to share thoughts on how to shape the future of Port Arthur at scheduled meetings and through the online community survey.