Plan Commission

The Commission oversees the maintenance of the Comprehensive Plan that articulates the Village’s general land use policies. 

They also provide recommendations to the Village Board regarding a variety of land use planning issues. Meets as needed.

Plan Commission Members

Member Term
Lisa Ryan, Chairman  5/1/18 - 4/30/22
Carolyn Kilbride 5/1/16 - 4/30/19
Mary Ann Fishman 5/1/15 - 4/30/19
Elaine Kirk 5/1/16 - 4/30/20
Keary Cragan 5/1/16 - 4/30/20
Ori Gottlieb   5/1/17 - 4/30/21
David Crosby 5/1/18 - 4/30/22

The River Forest Comprehensive Plan sets forth long-range recommendations for the maintenance and enhancement of the community and for desirable improvements, developments, and redevelopment in selected locations.

The Plan is River Forest's official policy guide for land-use and development. It considers not only the immediate needs and concerns of the community but also projects improvement and development 10 to 15 years in the future.

The Comprehensive Plan establishes the "ground rules" for private improvement and development. It provides guidelines by which the Plan Commission, Development Review Board, and Village Board can review and evaluate private development proposals.

The Comprehensive Plan was last updated on November 2003 and is currently undergoing a review.