A Comprehensive Plan for Big Rock
Located in southwest Kane County, the Village of Big Rock is a small town community surrounded by an expanse of agricultural land and beautiful mix of natural spaces. The Village's rolling green meadows, picturesque pastures, parks, and preserves make for peaceful residential neighborhoods that ensure a high quality of life for its residents, businesses, and visitors. Today, the Village continues to harness its historic strengths while addressing present issues to create a prosperous, sustainable community for generations to come.
Now, CMAP's Local Technical Assistance (LTA) program is working with Big Rock and Kane County to embark on an interactive, community-based process to update the Village's comprehensive plan. The comprehensive plan will provide a framework to make informed investment decisions, address current community issues, and reach long-term goals. Together, the Village of Big Rock, Kane County, community stakeholders, and CMAP will explore opportunities in land-use planning, residential and commercial development, transportation, parks and open space, and numerous other aspects important to the Village's prosperity. The comprehensive plan will identify and build upon the community's assets and identify ways to support regional goals from the GO TO 2040 comprehensive regional plan.
The process to update the comprehensive plan includes three phases. The first phase includes a detailed analysis of existing land uses, resources, and community facilities, as well as gathering initial public input regarding the issues and opportunities in the Village. During the second phase, the community will create a shared vision for the future and identify specific goals and recommendations to achieve that vision. The third phase will develop an implementation strategy intended to help the community put the plan's recommendations into action.
The public will have several opportunities to participate in the planning process. The Village of Big Rock in partnership with Kane County and CMAP will embark on a series of outreach meetings with Village leadership, business representatives, and the community to solicit and incorporate local input to the planning process. We invite your participation at any of the upcoming events.
Monday, March 10, 2013
6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
48w863 E. 2nd Street
On Monday, April 14, 2014, representatives from the project team of Kane County and CMAP will present the Draft Plan at a formal public hearing before the Planning and Zoning Commission. Based upon input received at the meeting, the PZ Commission will discuss and vote to forward the Draft Plan to the Village Board for their consideration of adoptoin on April 15th, 2014.
48w863 E. 2nd Street
Karen Ann Miller, Executive Planner, Kane County Development and Community Service Dept. (firstname.lastname@example.org or 630-232-3418)
Trevor Dick, CMAP Senior Planner (email@example.com or 312-386-8606)
Ricardo Lopez, CMAP Outreach & Engagement Associate (firstname.lastname@example.org or 312-386-8766)