The Town's Vision
The vision for Westlake is to create a community which builds on its existing high quality office park development and rural residential character, and which maintains and enhances the natural features of the community.
This vision of the town was developed from a workshop held with the Comprehensive Plan Advisory Committee as a representation of the fundamental objective of the community. While the first plan was originally published and adopted in August 1992, an extensive community wide effort was completed to update this plan and the new plan was adopted by the Town Council in March 2015.
Reflecting the Town's Vision in the Comprehensive Plan
The vision is reflected in some key objectives of the town's Comprehensive Plan:
- Ensure a stewardship of the natural features of the land
- Ensure that new development is in the best long-term interests of those who choose to live and work in the community
- Maintain a rural character throughout the township
- Protect the quality and character of existing development
- Provide services and amenities for both resident and employee populations that come to Westlake
Contributing to Diversity Within the Region
The Town of Westlake is located within an urbanizing area between the DFW and Alliance airports. It has chosen to break up the relatively uniform pattern of suburban development that has been taking place in the area, thereby providing needed contrast in the land use and open space pattern and contributing to diversity within the region.
Momentum for this rural unique character has been established by existing residential areas and the development of Solana - a comprehensively planned office park. These developments have demonstrated an alternative to typical suburban development through quality site design, building form, and environmental sensitivity.
Comprehensive Plan Implementation Initiatives
- Building Quality
- Design and Development Review
- Public Art
- Transfer of Development Intensity
- Unified Development Code
Through the above listed initiatives, Westlake is putting its Comprehensive Plan into action and using the vision of the plan to give form to the future of the Town.