Elburn Village Board approves Land Use Plan
by Susan O’Neill
ELBURN—The Elburn Village Board at its April 1 meeting approved the village’s Comprehensive Land Use Plan, a project approximately one year in the making.
The project was completed with the assistance of the consulting firm Images, Inc., and with input of a variety of individuals, business and community groups, students and community members, in addition to Village Board members.
The plan maps out the village’s future for the next 20-plus years, updating the previous version, which was completed 23 years ago. The plan covers territory within 1.5 miles of the boundaries of the village, and lays out areas for residential, commercial, industrial and mixed-use development, as well as where land will be set aside as open space.
The total population at build-out, including the long-term expansion of the area, is projected at 41,737. The current population of the village is 5,602.
The project was funded through a grant from the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP), the regional planning organization for the counties of northeastern Illinois.
Calling it a step in the right direction, Village President Dave Anderson thanked Carrie Hansen of Images, Inc. for her time and effort, and CMAP for the funding that made the project possible.
“We just updated a 23-year-old document,” Village Administrator Erin Willrett said. “That’s huge.”