Comprehensive planning is a process of working with the entire community to develop a shared vision and strategic plan with objectives, goals, and a roadmap for implementation.  

Communities in Illinois are authorized to establish planning commissions and develop comprehensive plans under the provisions of Illinois Municipal Code (65 ILCS 5). Comprehensive planning is a critical step for communities that are an ever-changing collection of people, organizations, and businesses to be sustainable.

What is a comprehensive plan?

  • the core statement of development policy and principle 
  • a vision for the future
  • a plan formed by the people, responding to the community vision

What does it contain?

  • summaries of community feedback gathered using a variety of traditional and non-traditional outreach methods
  • linear and spatial analysis of data and information
  • a roadmap to achieve sustainable growth for everything from housing and infrastructure, to recreation and transportation and land use

How is it created?

  • collect community input & insight
  • analyze data
  • assess the current condition
  • create the plan
     

Recent Comprehensive Plans

Town of Normal Comprehensive Plan
Town of Normal Comprehensive Plan

Town of Normal Comprehensive Plan

November 2017
The Town of Normal Comprehensive Plan considers cultural needs, social equity, public health, resource efficiency, and the changing state of technology.
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City of Bloomington Comprehensive Plan
City of Bloomington Comprehensive Plan

City of Bloomington Comprehensive Plan

August 2015
In twenty years (2035)... Bloomington will be a unique, cohesive, and vibrant community, successfully uniting and integrating its downtown core, established neighborhoods, and furture development.
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Regional Comprehensive Plan
Regional Comprehensive Plan

Regional Comprehensive Plan

November 2009
This plan presents a guide for sensible growth that supports efficient development, transportation alternatives, suitable housing for a variety of needs, local agriculture, and the enhancement of natural resources, human heritage, and quality of life.
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City of Chenoa Comprehensive Plan
City of Chenoa Comprehensive Plan

City of Chenoa Comprehensive Plan

January 2009
The comprehensive plan examines past and present trends in growth and development. The plan recommends future development that contributes to the local quality of life.
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City of Lexington Comprehensive Plan
City of Lexington Comprehensive Plan

City of Lexington Comprehensive Plan

January 2005
The plan examines past and present trends in growth and development and provides a long range vision for the future of the City and immediate vicinity.
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