A Comprehensive Plan for Big Rock
On April 22, 2014 the Big Rock Village Board unanimously adopted a new comprehensive plan. The Big Rock Comprehensive Plan provides a framework to make informed investment decisions to address current issues and reach long term goals.
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 has had a number of opportunities to participate in the planning process. Below is a summary of every public meeting held throughout the planning process.
On April 14, 2014, a public hearing was held by the Big Rock Planning and Zoning Commission at the Big Rock Fire Department to recommend adoption of a new comprehensive plan. On April 22, the Big Rock Village Board unanimously adopted the new comprehensive plan.
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)