What is a Comprehensive Plan?

The Comprehensive Plan is Deerfield's road map for the future. It is an official public document that provides a long-range guide for land use, transportation, public facilities and natural resources. It serves as a guide for elected and appointed Village officials by providing a framework that can be used to evaluate development proposals and the document will direct the Village's growth in the context of a 20 to 25 year planning horizon.

The Comprehensive Plan allows residents and local decision-makers to identify and respond to changing community needs and desires in a proactive way rather than a reactive way. The current Comprehensive Plan was revised over an 18 month period and was approved in October 2004 by the Board of Trustees. View

the Comprehensive Plan.

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1. What is the role of the Community Development Department?
2. What is a Comprehensive Plan?
3. What is a Special Use?
4. What is a Planned Unit Development (PUD)?
5. What is a Tax Increment Financing (TIF) District?
6. What is the role of the Plan Commission?
7. What is the role of the Appearance Review Commission?