Comprehensive plan update

The Village's Plan Commission, Village Board and Staff have undertaken a nearly year-long process of updating River Forest's Comprehensive Plan. The existing Comprehensive Plan, which was last updated in 2003, is the official policy guide for land use and development.  It also sets forth long-range recommendations for the maintenance and enhancement of the community as well as desirable improvements, developments and redevelopments in selected locations.

The Plan is "comprehensive" in both scope and coverage. It encompasses the use of land and buildings, the movement of vehicles and pedestrians, and the provision of public facilities. It also addresses residential neighborhoods, commercial areas, public and institutional lands, and public rights-of-way.

Community input is critically important to the process of updating the Comprehensive Plan and residents will have ample opportunity to share their thoughts through surveys, the project website, community meetings and events, and more. Residents can also use the map.social tool to create maps of the issues and opportunities facing River Forest. 

The Plan Commission will be reviewing the final draft plan at its February 12, 2019 meeting, which will be held at 7 p.m. in the First Floor Community Room of the Village Hall. 

The Plan Commission will hold a public hearing on Thursday, March 7, 2019 at 7 p.m. in the First Floor Community Room of the Village Hall.  All persons desiring to be heard in support or opposition to the plan will be afforded an opportunity to submit their statements orally, in writing, or both.  At the conclusion of the hearing the Plan Commissio will make a recommendation on the draft Comprehensive Plan to the Village Board of Trustees. The Village Board will then take final action within 90 days after the public hearing is over.  More details will be forthcoming about the public hearing.