The Village of Campton Hills possesses unique assets that provide a high quality of life for its residents, who have expressed a desire to protect the natural resources and rural character of the community. Consisting primarily of residences, open space, and agricultural land, the Village lies on the edge of the Chicago metropolitan region: bordered on the east by the river towns of St. Charles, Elgin, and Geneva, and to the west by smaller villages surrounded by an expanse of agricultural land. The Village is intent on protecting its assets and character for current and future residents. An updated comprehensive plan will provide the context in which decisions affecting the future of Campton Hills can be made with some certainty that they will achieve the long-term goals and vision of the community.
While the Village currently has a comprehensive plan and land use ordinances in place, these are largely adopted from other jurisdictions (Campton Township and Kane County) and they do not reflect the current realities, challenges, and opportunities of the Village. As a result, the Village of Campton Hills sought out technical assistance from CMAP's Local Technical Assistance (LTA) program to create and adopt a single, stand-alone comprehensive plan containing all of the Village policies and a plan for its future.
Campton Hills has undertaken a number of studies and planning initiatives over the past few years, mainly focused on the protection and preservation of its natural resources and assets. The new comprehensive plan will build upon these initiatives, bringing them together to help shape a more cohesive, community-wide plan. The community's physical, economic, and social character will be determined by decisions made today and in the future. Having a plan that articulates the desired character of the community will help at all levels of the decision-making process. This plan will serve as a guide for elected officials, municipal staff, community residents, business owners, and potential investors, allowing them to make informed administrative and implementation choices in community development decisions affecting land use, transportation, infrastructure, and capital improvements, throughout the Village.