Help us create . . . . A Comprehensive Plan for Itasca
What is a Comprehensive Plan? A Comprehensive Plan serves as a Village’s official guide for land use, physical improvement and development. The Comprehensive Plan provides a foundation for decision-making based on community consensus, community vision, existing conditions and future potentials. The Plan serves as a “road map” for 10 to 15 years into the future by guiding policy decisions and helping the community achieve its long-term objectives.
The Comprehensive Plan for the Village of Itasca will address many issues including, land use and development, transportation and circulation, community facilities, infrastructure, environmental features and open space, community character and urban design. The Comprehensive Plan will provide community-wide plans for land use & development, transportation and mobility, open space and environmental features, community facilities and infrastructure, image, identify and community character and sustainability.
This community workshop is the first of many face-to-face community outreach events scheduled throughout the planning process. The purpose of this first workshop is to allow residents to tell us what they think, before we begin making plans and recommendations. The workshop will: (a) review the purpose of the Comprehensive Plan, the planning process to be undertaken, and the schedule for the study; and (b) secure local views on problems, issues and potentials within the community. This meeting will also entail a visual preference survey to solicit community feedback on potential development and land use related components such as mix of uses, density, “visual bulk”, architecture, materials, streetscape, pedestrian realm amenities, and overall character.
The Community Workshop is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. on Monday, May 14, 2012 at Itasca Village Hall (550 W. Irving Park Road).