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Long Range Planning & Transportation Planning


Julia Cleary

County Planner

211 Jackson Street, Bastrop, TX  78602

(512) 581-7185


County Planning Activities


Opportunity Bastrop Strategic Plan Progress Report 2017

In 2007, Bastrop County adopted “Opportunity Bastrop County” – a Strategic Plan which set out priorities for the County in the areas of Economic Development, Education, the Environment, Public Safety, Health Care and Transportation.


Ten years later, a progress report has been undertaken documenting the extent to which these objectives have been met. This report is not a plan, and does not adopt any additional actions, rather it aims to provide an objective overview of the progress of the adopted strategic plan and act as a reference point and basis for discussion going forward.


Given the extensive community engagement involved with the preparation of this plan, we would also like to give citizens the opportunity to comment on the contents of the progress report.  Comments will be compiled as an Appendix to the document, and corrections made to the report if necessary.


Please submit relevant comments in writing to julia.cleary@co.bastrop.tx.us. The deadline is October 1, 2017.


Questions should be directed to Julia Cleary at (512) 581-7185. We look forward to hearing from you!



Bastrop County recently completed and adopted the 2016 Transportation Plan.


Regional Planning

ANNOUNCEMENTS - Upcoming Regional Planning Events

The Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (CAMPO) is holding two open house events at the Smithville Library, 507 Main St., Smithville, TX, August 22 from 4-7 pm and August 30, from 2-7 pm at the ACC Elgin Campus to learn more and comment on the six-county regional walk and biking plan and amendments to CAMPO's long and short-range planning documents.  The open house is a come-and-go format so you attend at your convenience.  There will be no formal presentation.  You can learn more and submit comments at http//www.campotexas.org/get-involved/.


The 2010 Census showed that over 50% of Bastrop County residents commute to Travis County for work. This number is likely to increase as growth and affordability issues in Central Austin cause more home buyers to look outside the City limits for somewhere to live. At the same time, Bastrop County employers now have access to a growing and diverse workforce, making the County an attractive place for businesses seeking growth and investment opportunities. Given these relationships, it is becoming more and more important to address planning and growth on a wider regional scale, and not only at the County level.


Bastrop County participates in a number of regional organizations for the Austin and wider Central Texas area, including the Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (CAMPO) and the Capital Area Council of Governments (CAPCOG).


Below are some of the regional planning initiatives currently underway. We encourage you to get involved!



Project Connect


Do you work or study in Austin?  Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority (CMTA) and its regional planning partners are currently updating Project Connect  - a High-Capacity Transit study focusing on the Greater Austin Area.


You can find out more about Project Connect by visiting their website or click here to go directly to the survey to nominate projects to be taken forward.


CAMPO Active Transportation Plan 2045



The Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (CAMPO) is putting together a Regional Active Transportation Plan. The plan seeks to identify near and long term projects which will meet the needs of pedestrians and cyclists in Austin and the surrounding counties.


Click here for more information about the project.




Third Party County Wide Planning Studies


Below are links to some unaffiliated County wide plans and land use studies which have been prepared by third parties. Although not all of these documents have been formally adopted by the Commissioners Court, they nevertheless provide valuable information and context for those looking to develop in the County.


·         Opportunity Bastrop County – Lower Colorado River Authority

·         Bastrop County Greenprint – Texas Trust for Public Land

·         Bastrop County Technology Action Plan and Maps – Connected Texas

·         Bastrop County Community Health Needs Assessment – Seton Healthcare Family and Community Health               Coalition of Caldwell County

·         Camp Swift Joint Land Use Study – Camp Swift Military Installation

·         Bastrop County Affordable Housing Assessment – Texas Target Communities/ Bastrop Community Cares

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