Through community comprehensive and strategic planning, cities and counties create growth and economic development goals. Elected officials and community staff are often challenged to meet infrastructure needs, implement land use controls and manage community resources wisely and costs effectively. Bi-State staff can provide assistance with information and resources on comprehensive planning, zoning and subdivision regulations, land use planning, infrastructure and service planning and implementation, annexation studies, etc.

Capital Improvement Programs help prioritize project needs and available funding, and include multiple-year plans to accomplish projects.

Comprehensive Plans or Strategic Plans incorporate assessment of and planning for land use, housing, transportation, public facilities, solid waste management, parks and open space.

For additional strategic plan guidance, refer to the booklet prepared by the Illinois Association of Regional Councils.

Developing a Community Strategic Plan

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Developing a Community Strategic Plan

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Appendix A

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Appendix B

Development Codes - codification, ordinance development and interpretation, addressing, zoning, subdivision, floodplain management, and other environmental areas.

Grant Applications are done for infrastructure, public facilities, law enforcement programs, housing rehabilitation, economic development projects, parks, recreation and open space efforts, riverfront enhancements, and solid waste/recycling programs.

Grant Management is done for any type of awarded project, maintaining compliance with all applicable state and federal guidelines and requirements.

Household or Resident Surveys of community needs and demographic characteristics including survey development, distribution, compilation, tabulation and analysis are important for decision-making and grants.