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Vision 2040

Vision 2040 is the subsequent phase of strategic planning for our community's future beyond the Coppell Vision 2030 plan. The Vision 2040 process began in the fall of 2017 with the Citizen Summit, an event initiated by the City Council that kicked off the visionary thinking process for residents engaged in planning for the future. 

The planning process for Vision 2040 is continuing forward. Since the Citizen Summit, we've been working to get a professional facilitator on board to assist us in the formal focus group visioning process that will be the basis for the new Strategic Plan. Our initial solicitation brought only a single proposal, and we felt that it would not be in the City's best interests to move forward with the lone proposal. The invitation to bid on the professional facilitator services was re-posted after the first of the year, and proposals are due in mid-February. We expect to bring a contract for City Council consideration in late March 2018. 

From there, the consultant will conduct foundational interviews with the Coppell City Council to obtain feedback on their vision, priorities, and goals for the future. This feedback will not "steer" those subsequent discussions that will occur with residents later in the year, but will provide context for the future resident focus group discussions. We'll likely defer starting the focus group meeting until after the summer months to ensure that we can have robust resident participation.

​Please stay tuned to this page, as we'll post updates as we know them. 

If you are interested in being a part of the Vision 2040 future planning process, please send an email to and let us know your interest in participating. 

Citizen Summit 2017

Approximately 84 residents gathered at the Cozby Library on September 21st after answering a call from elected officials asking, "What would you like Coppell to look like in 20, 30 or 40 years?" Participants received a brief overview then divided into five groups that tackled different issues:

  • Business & Economic Development
  • Transportation
  • Effective City Government
  • Mind, Body & Enrichment
  • Where would you like to see Coppell in 2040?

After discussing various topics, each group catalogued and voted on the topics that they felt were most important. The exercise was intended to get residents thinking about planning for the future, and the bullet points below are part of the creative brainstorming process. Although Citizen Summit jump started the planning process, the next phase will include facilitated focus group discussions, and the final plan may or may not incorporate the ideas below.

  • Business & Economic Development
    • City-wide wifi, bury power lines
    • Incentives for redevelopment of aging centers - help circulation, facelift of facades, etc.
    • Decide who we want to be and create a strategy that determines what types of businesses we want and how we want to grow
    • Redevelopment - how do you redevelop existing space to enhance and improve Coppell? What businesses will drive traffic to a center?
  • Transportation
    • Bus and transportation plan
    • Bike lane/trails to connect to other cities
    • Pedestrian walkway over the street
  • Effective City Government
    • Citizen engagement
    • Smart phone app, City sponsored, with voice capability
    • Facility Utilization
    • Coppell identity & brand
  • Mind, Body & Enrichment
    • Connectivity: safe walking/biking for exercise/transportation
    • Improve and expand neighborhood park opportunities and preserve and protect green spaces/trees
    • General beautification - streetscape, art, standard amenities, etc.
  • Where would you like to see Coppell in 2040?
    • Code compliance - renter's issue
    • All entrances E-S-W need redone (developer/City)
    • Roads/expansion, utilities/storm water/etc. maintain it
    • Sandy Lake/121 entrance, old tilt wall buildings won't be attractive need plan to revitalize

View the complete summary of topics from Citizen Summit (topics are organized by tabs at the bottom of the spreadsheet).

Leading up to Citizen Summit, residents were asked to submit photos of what they like about Coppell, what they don't like about Coppell and what they would like to see in Coppell.

Over 100 photos were submitted to the vision board for consideration at the Citizen Summit.

Coppell Vision 2030

Planning for future generations has been a hallmark of Coppell for decades, and is a key reason why Coppell looks the way it does today. From the zoning and building requirements to parks and amenities, development in Coppell has been carefully planned to reflect the ideals and values of the community. In 2009 the City of Coppell adopted the Coppell Vision 2030 plan, which provided a set of priorities, goals and objectives for Coppell elected officials and City staff to follow, much like a roadmap. At the end of 2017, approximately 60% of the objectives and critical factors for success have been accomplished and Coppell is well on its way to achieveing the Vision 2030 goals.

View the Coppell Vision 2030 Plan