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City of Melissa Texas 2015 Comprehensive Plan Update Page 3.19 Chapter 3 Future Land Use Plan Recommended Land Use Policies Following are the land use policies. The Future Land Use Plan is intended to be used in conjunction with these policies. The Implementation Plan Chapter 9 will outline specific ways in which the City can implement the land use policies along with other recommended policies from within this 2015Comprehensive Plan. Policy 1 Provide for Varied Residential Development The residential development within Melissa generally consists of traditional single-family subdivisions. This is consistent with the composition of most cities in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex. The single-family product is being constructed by the development community and this product is selling rapidly. However as a community ages one way of ensuring its sustainability i.e. its consistent or increased value is to provide a variety of housing types to meet the various needs of the market place. This will enable the families with children who are currently moving into Melissa to grow with the community the children will be able to find housing locally when they graduate from college and the parents will be able to move into a home that is easier to maintain such as a townhome or patio home. Also contrary to popular perception other housing types can be quite expensive and exclusive and they are often highly sought-after because there are usually not enough such units to meet the housing market needs. LU1.1 The City should encourage the development of housing types other than single- family. A variety of lot sizes from multiple-acre lots to zero-lot-line lots should be provided in new developments. The integration of townhomes in subdivisions should be considered as new developments are approved. The areas on the Future Land Use Plan Map Figure 3-1 that are designated for Medium Density land use should be developed with townhomes or multi-unit homes designed to resemble large homes. Multiple-family housing is appropriate in Melissa where it is identified on the Future Land Use Plan Map.