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Posted on: May 10, 2019

Comprehensive Plan Update

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About the Comprehensive Plan Update

Since the summer of 2018, the Village has been working closely with a professional consulting firm to update the Village's comprehensive plan, last adopted in 2001. The new plan will act as a blueprint for the Village's future by assessing the community's existing conditions, vision for the future and opportunities for growth. The comprehensive plan will address a range of issues including land use, transportation and infrastructure, parks and open space, economic development, and more. During the fall of 2018, feedback and input was gathered from residents, businesses and youth via public meetings, online surveys and questionnaires, and an interactive mapping tool. For more information on the comprehensive plan update, please visit the website.

Downtown Subarea Plan to Be Reviewed in May

The final comprehensive plan will include detailed subarea plans for key areas of the community, including downtown, the Roosevelt Road corridor and Historic Stacy's Corners. The downtown subarea plan will be reviewed by the Plan Commission at a Special Plan Commission Meeting on Thursday, May 30, 7 p.m. The original meeting, scheduled for Thursday, May 23, was rescheduled due to a lack of quorum. The meeting on May 30 is the first formal meeting of the public review process. Residents and businesses are invited and encouraged to attend.  The following topics will be discussed:

  • The overall vision for downtown
  • Downtown height limitations
  • 3 downtown "catalyst sites" including the McChesney & Miller property, the Fire Station property at the northwest corner of Pennsylvania Avenue and Main Street, and the US Bank site at the corner of Forest Avenue and Duane Street.

The next formal meeting of the public review process will be a discussion with the Village Board at the Workshop Meeting tentatively scheduled for June 17. The entire comprehensive plan, including the Roosevelt Road corridor and Stacy's Corners subarea plans, is anticipated for late summer/early fall at the Plan Commission, with Village Board approval following thereafter.

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