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Village of Bannockburn

Strategic & Comprehensive Plan Update

Strategic & Comprehensive Plan Update

The Village of Bannockburn is beginning the process to review its Strategic and Comprehensive Plan. The Comprehensive Plan was last updated in 2014, which makes this an opportune time to refresh and review these documents. The goal is to make sure these plans are aligned and reflect the mission, vision and goals of the Village residents and commercial businesses in Bannockburn. These documents will guide our plans for regulations, zoning and land use to preserve our natural resources and the overall character of the Village. The Northern Illinois University Center for Governmental Studies and the planning firm of Egret & Ox will be assisting the Village in this effort.  The project provided a variety of opportunities, both in-person and virtual, for community members to share their thoughts and ideas regarding the plans.

On July 14, 2022, the project was officially started! The Village of Bannockburn participated in a workshop facilitated by Northern Illinois University’s Center for Governmental Studies (CGS) to help in the development of the Village’s 5-Year Strategic Plan. Village Trustees and Senior Leadership heard results from the several focus groups comprised of residents, businesses, and educational institutions, as well as, survey data related to the recent comprehensive planning efforts in the Village.  Ultimately, the workshop participants developed short and long-term goals based on the feedback from stakeholders and their own evaluations of the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and challenges of the Village. CGS took the notes from the sessions and shared materials with Village leadership for feedback and worked with Village leadership to launch sessions focused on operationalizing the goals. In addition to the strategic plan, the Village has been simultaneously working on its comprehensive plan, creating two reports that while separate, often cross as it relates to the future development of the Village of Bannockburn.

WHERE ARE WE NOW?  On August 31, 2023, the draft Comprehensive Master Plan document was first presented at the initial public hearing to the Plan Commission/Zoning Board of Appeals (PCZBA) and members of the community.  The public hearing was continued to the September 25, 2023 PCZBA meeting and thereafter continued to the October 30, 2023 PCZBA meeting with the Public Hearing concluding on December 18, 2023 that included the PCZBA making a recommendation of approval to the Village Board.  On March 11, 2024, via Ordinance 2024-04, the Village of Bannockburn Village Board approved the 2024 Comprehensive Master Plan.  The approved Comprehensive Master Plan is located below in the quick links.

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