A comprehensive plan is a written document identifying goals, policies, and strategies for the growth and development of a community. The plan reflects community values and provides a guide for making land use changes, planning capital improvement programs, and directing future growth.
Common Plan Topics
Comprehensive plans often address the topics of:
- Infrastructure, transportation, and mobility
- Economic development
- Land use
- Parks, open space, and the environment
- Special districts within the city
- Urban design
Growth & Development
Most important, the plan should address opportunities and issues that are likely to affect the city's future growth, development, and vitality.