A comprehensive plan outlines the community’s vision for its future from a physical and economic standpoint, offering a roadmap that will allow it to realize that vision. In addition to providing a well-defined framework for the preservation and enhancement of community assets, a plan guides development and investment decisions in the best interest of community residents.
The typical comprehensive plan guides a community towards its vision over a 10 to 20 year time period. Although the Plan is a long-term visioning document, it also functions as a day-to-day guide for land use, development, and policy decisions. Keeping this in mind, it is critical for Village officials to refer to the Plan on a regular basis. The best comprehensive plans are flexible and adaptable to changing conditions. While the Plan can be updated at any time to match local needs, interests, or opportunities, an update every five to ten years is common.
The City recently submitted a successful request for Local Technical Assistance to the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning to update our Comprehensive Plan. Scoping of this project is already underway. It is anticipated that this new plan will take about a year to complete.
The City is currently using its 2010 Comprehensive Plan, adopted in 1992 as its guide.