The City has no plans to acquire any land for road or trail construction and has not since the first thoroughfare plan was created in 1974. The purpose of the map is a planning tool IF current land owners sell their property to developers.
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No, the Major Thoroughfare Plan (MTP) is a planning tool such that if current landowners sell to developers the City can require an orderly roadway network to be provided with the development.
It is a formal planning document. They are used by other municipalities, counties, and other local governments to provide for efficient and appropriate thoroughfare system IF parcels of land are developed.
Texas State law allows cities to create comprehensive plans for land use and transportation per Local Government Code, Title 7, Chapter 213. Boerne has had a thoroughfare plan in place since 1974. Marble Falls, New Braunfels, Kerrville, and San Antonio also have similar plans for their respective communities.
The City has been planning for an orderly roadway network since 1974. The current proposed 2023 update is a minor update to the existing 2019 thoroughfare plan which has been updated several times previously. Current revisions incorporate recommendations from the Kendall County, Boerne, Fair Oaks Transportation Committee and coordinate roadways shown on Kendall County’s 2022 adopted major thoroughfare plan.
The lines shown on the MTP are not exact locations, but rather general locations for future connectivity and classification of roadway(s). If the landowner sells their property to developers, then the developers will determine the final alignment of the roadway during the development process, which will require compliance with City’s rules for geological assessment [UDC chapter 8.9] and endangered species compliance [UDC chapter 8.8].
The City does not plan to build these roads. If a parcel is sold to a developer, the roadways would be built with the development at their expense.