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City of Melissa Texas 2015 Comprehensive Plan Update Page 5.16 Chapter 5 Transportation Plan T3.2 The City should secure rights-of-way as development occurs. The Transportation Plan shows various areas of the City linked by arterial or collector roadways. These are not actually engineered locations for these roadways these are simply locations that need to be connected with roadways as development takes place in relation to these locations. The appropriate amount of right-of-way should be secured at the time of development. If a development proposes to locate in an area that a roadway has been recommended the roadway could be moved to allow for the development to take place. However it is still important for a connection to be made with a roadway and therefore an alternative location for the roadway should be established see the illustration at the right. Incorporating this right-of-way requirement into the Subdivision Ordinance would help to strengthen the requirement. T3.3 The City should consider existing development as roadway improvements are made. Wherever existing rights-of-way that have been identified as a different type of roadway than the type it is as it exists currently e.g. an existing minor collector is shown as a major collector this is a recommendation that the roadway be widened when and if development occurs. Existing residents and businesses should be disturbed to the least extent possible. Policy 4 Use Positive Aesthetics along Roadways to Enhance Melissas Character The highest level of visibility that Melissa has is along its roadways. It is likely that more people will travel on a thoroughfare through the City than will live in Melissa visit the Town Center use a park facility or use a trail. The image of Melissa that people encounter while traveling to and through the City is extremely important this image will affect whether the City is perceived as a quality place to live shop work etc. A citys transportation plan shows that a connection needs to be made via a collector street in this area. A connection is still made when a development is approved by moving the collector street.