Land Use Plan

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The Development Standards Review Task Force approved this chapter on February 8, 2022. Planning & Zoning will have a final review and approval on February 17, 2022.


Land is one of South Padre Island’s most precious assets, a fact exemplified by the Island’s limited geography. Bounded by the Gulf of Mexico on one side and by the Laguna Madre on the other, the corporate limits of South Padre Island encompass 3.73 square miles. This requires careful consideration of the uses on the small, urbanized tracts that extend towards each body of water from Padre Boulevard. The following chapter addresses growth and population trends, the various categories of Place Types that exist or are desired in the future community, the City’s Future Land Use Plan, and the Strategic Opportunity Areas located around the Island.

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Your comments are important to The Island Way… South Padre Island’s Comprehensive Plan. Please use this form to provide additional comments, suggestions, and concerns about your ideas for the future of South Padre Island, as well as any comments you would like to make about the information presented to City Council.