SmartGrowth

The Flower Mound SMARTGrowth Program is a comprehensive, community-based growth management strategy that translates the vision and values embodied in the Town’s Master Plan into constitutive development criteria. The SMARTGrowth Program was adopted on January 11, 1999 and the SMARTGrowth Management Plan was adopted on February 17, 2000. Amendments and updates were adopted on July 15, 2002. The goals of SMARTGrowth are to:

  • Mitigate the ill effects of rapid and intense urbanization. Flower Mound was the nation’s tenth fastest growing community during the 1990s – growing by 226.54%, from 15,527 to 50,702 residents.
  • Ensure growth is served with adequate public infrastructure, services, and facilities.
  • Ensure growth contributes to the attainment of the community character and quality of life objectives established in the Town’s Master Plan.
  • Preserve open lands, natural landscapes, farmland, sensitive ecological resources, and scenic vistas on the urban fringe.
  • Integrate the built and natural environments and contribute to a sense of place.
  • Ensure growth does not occur at the expense of environmental quality, community character, or quality of life.