Land Use Planning

Land Use Planning

Planning for land use and development is an important activity for local governments. Regional councils provide a broad range of planning expertise to cities and counties, including comprehensive planning, zoning regulation, economic development, historic preservation and community revitalization. A comprehensive plan is the foundation for local planning as it acts as an outline of the community's vision and priorities.

Comprehensive Plans
City of Leland Grove Comprehensive Plan (Springfield-Sangamon County RPC)
City of Ottawa Comprehensive Plan (North Central Illinois COG)
Go To 2040 Comprehensive Plan (Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning)
Hancock County Comprehensive Plan 2014 (Western Illinois Regional Council)
Kane County 2040 Plan (Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning)
Village of Riverton Comprehensive Plan (Springfield-Sangamon County RPC)

The State of Illinois adopted the Local Land Resources Management Planning Act in 1985, which provided the authority for land planning at the county level. This Act encourages Illinois counties to adopt a land use plan and related policies and objectives.

Local Government Land Use Plans
Grundy County 2020 Comprehensive Land Use Plan
Madison County 2020 Land Use Plan and Resource Management Plan
Peoria County 2009 Comprehensive Land Use Plan

Land Use Strategy Planning
Illinois Route 53/120 Corridor Land Use Plan (Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning)