Comprehensive Planning

Developing or updating a Comprehensive Plan is a process led by a public entity and designed to engage citizen, community leaders, stakeholders and landowners to make informed choices about the future of a city. 

When done right, a Comprehensive Plan serves as a foundation for future development. The plan serves as a beacon to smart growth that fits the aspirational goals of the city, while remaining based in the practical realities of the market and city resources. The document should promote discussion and upon adoption become a rallying cry from the community about the bright future of the city. 

 Our team of experts gained comprehensive planning experience as employees of various municipal planning departments. Their insight includes production and updates to existing and future land use maps, transportation plans, and utility maps. They now put that knowledge to work helping cities with the development of Comprehensive Plans. 

Community engagement is an integral part of our approach, and our processes use a variety of outreach techniques to identify and address each community’s unique strengths and challenges. Our process creates consensus around a community vision that understands existing conditions, challenges, economics, and future potential. 



Masterplan brings efficiency and manpower to local government.




Andrew Ruegg, MUEP, RAS
Land Use Planning Consultant 

Andrew Ruegg joined Masterplan in November 2019. He previously worked with the City of Dallas, Sustainable Development & Construction Department managing zoning cases, leading neighborhood and community outreach meetings, and working with City staff and stakeholders for development code amendments. His understanding of local government allows him to provide an expert level of service on all project matters. Andrew has worked in various planning and research-based roles with the City of Fort Worth Police Department, City of Arlington – Research and Analytics Group, and City of Frisco Development Services.   


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Reinforcements Sought for Austin Development Services Department

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Mar 26 2020

Masterplan is Open and Actively Working on Projects

Masterplan is open and actively working on projects. The City of Dallas is open and still accepting zoning and permitting applications....
Mar 26 2020

COVID-19 impact on City of Dallas and surrounding development community.

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Jan 29 2020

We Have Moved to the East Quarter!

It’s always exciting to move into a new space, and Masterplan is pleased to announce that we have now moved to the East Quarter of Dallas,...