Why is Anna updating its Comprehensive Plan?
The Comprehensive Plan was identified as a top policy priority in the City’s Strategic Plan 2020-2025-2035. The City of Anna has updated the comprehensive plan so this important guide will help the community accommodate the dynamic growth it expects in its future. The previous plan was adopted in 2010. At that time, the City had about 8,200 residents. During the timeframe of that Comprehensive Plan, through 2030, the City was expected to grow to a population of about 35,000.
In 2019, the population of Anna was estimated at 15,000, almost double the amount at the time the last plan was prepared. In addition to the amount of growth, the community has also seen changes in the diversity of residents, in its job base and in technology. The new plan has created a plan to guide Anna’s growth that will address these trends and extend through the year 2050.