Published September 2016
PLAN CC, Corpus Christi's adopted Comprehensive Plan, creates a 20-year policy and strategic framework for the entire city. The planning process was guided by an overall vision that embodies the unique character, culture, and heritage of Corpus Christi.
The plan sets goals, policies, strategies, and implementation actions, all designed to make the vision a reality for our future. The plan framework will guide more detailed area plans and specific plans.
Throughout the Plan CC process, members of the Corpus Christi community contributed to discussions that defined our goals and values; learned about the opportunities and challenges we face; and weighed in on choices for the city’s future, including an analysis of their costs and benefits.
The link below will take you to the City of Corpus Christi website.PLAN CC COMPREHENSIVE PLAN
Published August 2014
In March 2014, a broad-based local steering committee submitted a formal application for a Regional and Urban Design Assistance Team (R/UDAT) project to the American Institute of Architects. As the project application stated, “Corpus Christi and the surrounding bay area communities are poised for a bright future. Removal of the existing bridge will provide an unprecedented opportunity to connect our city’s urban core of entertainment, sports, history, and culture. It is the desire of the Steering Committee to bring an AIA Regional/Urban Design Assistance Team to town to help us create this new vision.”
In May, an initial visit was conducted by the team leader and AIA staff to meet key stakeholders, refine the scope of work, and determine needed expertise for the R/UDAT team. In the following months, a national team of experts was recruited from around the country, and the local steering committee conducted community engagement to promote the project. The community process took place from August 14-18, 2014.
The following report provides a narrative summary of the Corpus Christi R/UDAT project, including a series of key recommendations the community can prioritize moving forward to achieve its aspirations for North Beach, the SEA District, the adjacent neighborhoods, the historic downtown, and the surrounding area. The impetus for the project was the ongoing work by the Texas Department of Transportation (TXDOT) on the Harbor Bridge project. The project includes the replacement of the Harbor Bridge and the reconstruction of portions of US181, I-37, and the Crosstown Expressway in a new alignment.CORPUS CHRISTI R/UDAT REPORT S.E.A. DISTRICT CONCEPTUAL PLAN