"This is one of the most exciting things I've ever seen," Councilmember Craig Pearson said.
Mayor Wayne Carpenter described the plan as a wish list of possibilities.
The plan was developed by Covey Planning and Landscape Architects and KPA Engineers, which worked with an advisory committee made up of local stakeholders. The Belton Economic Development Corporation was the lead agency on the project. It's Board of Directors and the Bell County Commissioners Court have also approved the plan.
The plan identifies six sub-districts within Belton (Central Downtown, South Main, The Fields, North Sixth, West Second and University Heights), each with key projects and land use recommendations, which are intended to guide future development.
"This is the plan that will take us to the next level," Councilmember Stephanie O’Banion said. "It will really be exciting to watch and be part of."