Patch gathered questions from readers, for Mayor Paul Braun. Now, Patch will regularly air a series of video responses to the questions readers voted as most pressing.
In this edition, Braun responds to the question: When Will Flossmoor Develop a New Comprehensive Plan?
The comprehensive plan, when I talk to planners, including our planning director, Patrick Finn, normally should have a shelf life of 20 to 25 years. The comprehensive plan in Flossmoor was originally adopted in 1986 and was reviewed in the early 90s when there was some consideration in terms of development on the west side of town. Now as you can probably appreciate, Flossmoor is pretty much a built-out residential community, so the current comprehensive plan obviously addresses the residential situation which we don’t expect to have a substantial change—or any change whatsoever in terms of the residential side. The review of the comprehensive plan would relate to the commercial corridors in Flossmoor: the areas on Governors Highway and Kedzie, the downtown business area on Sterling Avenue and the commercial area on Vollmer and Crawford. So in the early 1990s when the village was concerned about the western areas of town, that’s when the comprehensive plan was reviewed and there was some modifications made to it. The comprehensive plan was also reviewed in the context of some recent developments, specifically with the CVS store by the high school and also with regard to the Ingall’s health care facility, when that came on board as well. So there is review of the comprehensive plan, it just hasn’t been completely changed as a new document. I think one of the questions … on Patch was, ‘will residents have any input with regards to comprehensive plan matters?’ And the answer is definitely, ‘yes.’ We always welcome anyone that would have any considerations or thoughts to help us in terms of moving the village forward. In terms of the comprehensive plan, it has worked, we think, well so far and it will continue to be reviewed as necessary going forward.
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