The Village of South Holland Comprehensive Plan was unanimously adopted by the Village of South Holland Board of Trustees on June 18, 2018. The Plan and the Existing Conditions Report (March 2016) are available for download below.
The Village of South Holland is located in Cook County, 20 miles to the south of Chicago's Loop. First settled in 1846 by immigrants from South Holland, Netherlands, the Village motto is "Faith, Family, and Future." Today, South Holland has grown from its historic agricultural roots and is home to thriving retail and industrial businesses. The Village is just four miles west of the Illinois-Indiana State Line, with convenient access to major highways, including the Tri-State Tollway (Interstate 80), located along South Holland's southern boundary, and the Bishop Ford Freeway (Interstate 94), which passes through the Village's east side. For more demographic information, view the South Holland Community Data Snapshot.
With support from the CMAP Local Technical Assistance (LTA) program, South Holland will develop a new comprehensive plan as the next step in implementation of Vision 2022, a 10-year strategic plan adopted in 2012 that outlines policies, goals, and strategies for improving the Village. CMAP will evaluate South Holland's current challenges and opportunities—within its boundaries and in the context of the South Suburbs and the metropolitan Chicago region—and identify viable strategies to guide future growth and drive economic prosperity.
The planning process will be completed over approximately 18 months, with guidance from a project steering committee made up of key stakeholders in the community. The first phase will involve an analysis of South Holland's existing conditions, using information and public input gathered by CMAP staff in collaboration with the Village. This analysis will produce an existing conditions report, which will be presented to the public midway through the project and serve as the basis for the comprehensive plan's recommendations. The plan will then be drafted during the second phase, to be reviewed by the project steering committee and the general public. Following any necessary revisions, the final plan will then go through the community's approval process, concluding with consideration of adoption by the Village Board.