A Map Is Worth a Thousand Words

Corpus Christi, Flour Bluff, Front Page

Look closely at the map of Flour Bluff  found in the Flour Bluff Area Development Plan.

 

Flour Bluff Map

 

Now, compare it to the Existing Land Use map.  Pay special attention to the NAS and Waldron Field areas.  These areas are currently classified as Public/Semi-Public.

 

Current Land Use Map CC

Below is the Future Land Use Map based on the current 1987 Comprehensive Plan. This map was updated in 2010.  The property in question is still labeled as Public/Semi-Public.

 

Future Land Use Map FB 2010

 

The next map is the one found in PlanCC 2035.  Look very closely at the NAS and Waldron Field areas.  They are no longer labeled Public/Semi-Public.  These land parcels are labeled Transportation.

 

Future Land Use Map FB PlanCC

 

Is this just an error made by the high-dollar consulting firm of Goody Clancy?  This is entirely possible since they failed to follow the City Charter in other areas.  If so, should we tolerate such errors?  If it is not an error, what is the map telling us? Is there need for concern beyond what we should already have about PlanCC 2035?

 

Related article:  “1987 Comprehensive Plan Is a Classic”

Retired from education after serving 30 years (twenty-eight as an English teacher and two years as a new-teacher mentor), Shirley enjoys her life with family and friends while serving her community, church, and school in Corpus Christi, Texas. She is the creator and managing editor of The Paper Trail, an online news/blog site that serves to offer new, in-depth, and insightful responses to the events of the day.

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