Coppell is a city is a suburb of Dallas, Texas. It is a bedroom community in the Dallas–Fort Worth metroplex. It is made up of a population of approximately 42,000 residents.
Coppell has undergone many changes over the past decade that have altered the environment. The city is rapidly approaching build-out and will be facing challenges associated with the redevelopment of existing spaces to accommodate future growth. Community demographics are changing in ways that are both typical of other communities and unique to Coppell. Like many communities, residents are aging and looking for ways to stay engaged within the community. The City is heavily investing in succession planning and leadership development to ensure that the next generation of leaders can build upon the foundation of the existing culture of service and excellence.
It is against this backdrop that the planning for the future of Coppell is taking place. The Coppell Vision 2040 Plan initiative is a large-scale community visioning initiative that will ultimately create the Vision 2040 Strategic Plan.
Central to the initiative is in-depth community engagement including scenario planning. There is a strong emphasis on transparency, diversity and inclusivity within the project. This is also a data driven process, with all community engagement backed up by the data produced through all of the sessions.
The Vision 2040 initiative aims to provide a response to the following questions:
The initiative is enabling stakeholders and community members to come together to plan for the future of Coppell. This will lead to the clarification of priorities and actions that will define a clear road map for the Strategic Plan.
Future iQ was contracted by the City of Coppell to plan, design and conduct the Coppell Vision 2040 initiative in 2018. Work will include: