What is the Comprehensive Plan?

The Comprehensive Plan is a document that establishes policies that guide the future development of the County, establishes a vision for the future and identifies a strategy for achieving that vision. Although general in nature, the Comprehensive Plan includes a review of many different aspects of physical development including:

  • Economic Development
  • Environmental Resources
  • Historic Preservation
  • Land Use
  • Parks and Recreation
  • Public Utilities
  • Redevelopment
  • Transportation

The Comprehensive Plan enables local government officials and citizens to anticipate and deal constructively with changes occurring within the community. Though its format varies from jurisdiction to jurisdiction, the comprehensive plan is a broad effort to address a wide range of community issues and concerns, understanding the important relationships between each part.

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1. What is the Comprehensive Plan?
2. Why have a Comprehensive Plan?
3. Why update the Comprehensive Plan?
4. What is the relationship between the Comprehensive Plan and zoning?