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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.


Bastrop County Transportation Plan

The Bastrop County Commissioners Court adopted the 2016 Transportation Plan on December 27, 2016.


Regional Planning


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 Regional Arterials Plan



The Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (CAMPO) is undertaking a Regional Arterials Plan which will feed into their 2045 Regional Transportation Plan, with the objective of providing mobility choices that are safe, convenient, reliable, and efficient.  Arterials are roadways that connect to freeways, local streets, and destinations.


Visit the CAMPO website at this link for further information and to provide feedback through a survey.




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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