What is a Comprehensive Plan?

A Comprehensive Plan is a blueprint for the future. It is a community vision that is intended to guide the Village for the next 20 years. The Comprehensive Plan establishes in a set of policies that direct future growth and development. Additionally, the Plan identifies potential strategies that will help effectively guide Village leaders with making substantive and thoughtful decisions for the community.

What are the contents of a Comprehensive Plan?

A typical Comprehensive Plan outlines the existing conditions of the Village, describes future goals and objectives for development, and includes an action plan on how to achieve these goals and objectives. The Crete Comprehensive Plan includes plans addressing land use & development; transportation & mobility; natural resources; community facilities; image & identity; a residential & housing framework; an economic development framework; and an implementation strategy.

Who was involved in creating the Comprehensive Plan?

As the blueprint for the Village, it was critical that all of Crete’s stakeholders were involved in the development of the Comprehensive Plan. The Village was committed to involving residents, businesses, and workers in the process in order to craft a community vision for Crete’s future. Ultimately, the Comprehensive Plan was approved by the Village of Crete Plan Commission and Board of Trustees.