The Office of Economic Development (Jim Mager, email@example.com) will be overseeing the Comprehensive Plan Review Committee. The comprehensive plan is a statutory requirement by the State of Illinois. The importance of the plan is to service as a “bible” for setting direction of the Village. The plan is often referenced when applying for grants from various agencies. While the comprehensive plan has no “enforcement” authority, it is used to provide guidance in developing ordinances for the Village. Additionally, the plan should be developed with broad input from the community and stakeholders. While the Comprehensive Plan Steering Committee will develop the comprehensive plan, it will be passed on to Planning and Zoning, be subjected to public hearing; and ultimately, must be approved by the Board of Trustees.
Committee Agendas: Committee Minutes:
April 22, 2019 April 22, 2019 (No Quorum)
July 8, 2019 July 8, 2019
What is going on with the Committee:
The next comprehensive planning committee meeting is 6:00, July 8 at the Board Room of Village Hall, 6810 Godfrey Road.
The Comprehensive Planning Committee has somewhat “envisioned” Godfrey as:
Godfrey should be positioned to be a “bedroom” community of highly educated professionals and/or highly skilled workers who are commuting to job to the central MSA. With the resulting increased population density, attracting businesses will become likely “down the road.” A configuration of physical and non-physical environments will support the development and growth of local business start-ups.
In doing so:
Godfrey should utilize its attributes of quality education systems, parks, bike/walk paths and natural assets to create a community attractive to the targeted demographic.
- A focus should be on developing housing, both single and multi-family that is above average with a significant “homeowner association” control.
- An emphasis should be placed on student and senior housing segments.
- As the physical attributes of this “bedroom” community are developed, an intellectual infrastructure should be created.
- This infrastructure should include access to capital, higher education, social and entertainment assets and an entrepreneurial climate.
The committee requested a presentation from LCCC in how the institution facilitates that vision. Dr. Jill Lane will be making a presentation on how LCCC’s academic, cultural, continuing education and economic development programs can be meaningful attributes in attracting said demographic. She will begin her presentation promptly at 6:00 and will conclude before 7:00. I encourage everyone to learn of everything the College has to offer.