The Killeen City Council will return to the drawing board today in an effort to reconstruct the city’s future land-use map and thoroughfare plan.

The council will meet at 5 p.m. in the Utility Collections conference room, 210 W. Avenue C, to review and discuss the plans.

John Sutton, assistant city manager, told the council Sept. 17 that the intent of the special meeting is to go through the future land-use map and the thoroughfare plan in an effort to gain council approval.

After receiving two plans from the planning and zoning commission about a month ago, Sutton said council members “weren’t all that happy” and requested the plans be reworked and brought back for approval.

The council will work with geographical information systems to produce a future land-use map, which will include several layers with the thoroughfare and annexation plans.

“We worked out an interactive means,” Sutton said. “We will have the future land-use map laid in front of (the council). As we go around the table and discuss what we want to do, they will be able to make changes to that map on the fly.”

Council members will look at various aspects of the map determining what they like or don’t like about the plan. Once the council is satisfied with the future land-use map, the thoroughfare plan will be laid atop it for changes.

When the maps are agreed upon, they will go back before the planning and zoning commission before returning to the council for final approval.

Contact Natalie Stewart at or 254-501-7555

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