Comprehensive Plan

Draft Comprehensive Plan 

In July 2018, the Village of Glen Ellyn hired Houseal Lavigne Associates to assist in drafting a New Comprehensive Plan. The Village’s last Comprehensive Plan was adopted nearly two decades ago in 2001. Since that time, significant efforts have been made to maintain and enhance the Village as a thriving, desirable place to live. As the community is predominantly built out, the Village has focused on growth through redevelopment, reinvestment, and placemaking in its established districts. The updated Comprehensive Plan presents recommendations to strengthen Glen Ellyn’s existing residential neighborhoods, commercial corridors, and the Downtown while looking at opportunities for new development. The Plan serves as a guide for planning and land use decisions and policy formation over the next 10 to 20 years. 

For more information on the draft Comprehensive Plan, visit HERE.

Public Hearings

1st Public Hearing: Held December 10, 2020
The Glen Ellyn Plan Commission reviewed approximately the first half of the draft Comprehensive Plan (pages 1-43). The Village’s consultants, Houseal Lavigne Associates, covered a range of topics including residential area policies, commercial area policies, housing diversity, potential development sites, building heights in the downtown and parking ratios for new development.

A recording of the Plan Commission 1st public hearing is available to view here

2nd Public Hearing: Held January 7, 2021
On Thursday, January 7, 2021, the Glen Ellyn Plan Commission conducted a public hearing on the second half of the draft Comprehensive Plan. Topics covered during the meeting included transportation, community facilities, parks and open space and plan implementation. 

A recording of the Plan Commission 2nd public hearing is available to view here

3nd Public Hearing: Scheduled for March 11, 2021
A third public hearing with the Plan Commission is scheduled for Thursday, March 11 at 7 p.m. via Zoom (Zoom information here). During this meeting, the finalized Comprehensive Plan will be presented, incorporating any feedback received from the Plan Commission and the public from the prior open house meetings (held in November 2020) and the public hearings (held in December 2020 and January 2021).  

The finalized plan will then be presented to the Village Board at a Workshop meeting, tentatively scheduled for March 15, 2021, and at a future Village Board meeting thereafter.

Comprehensive Plan - Adopted in 2001

The Village of Glen Ellyn’s Comprehensive Plan was adopted in 2001 and provides a long-range vision for physical improvement and development in the Village and the Village’s planning jurisdiction. The Plan provides recommendations for such things as:

  • Community facilities
  • Land use
  • Public facilities
  • Transportation

Target-area plans for the Village’s three commercial areas (Downtown, Roosevelt Road and Historic Stacy’s Corners) are included.

The Plan is the result of numerous public meetings and extensive deliberation by the Comprehensive Plan Advisory Committee, the Glen Ellyn Plan Commission and the Village Board of Trustees. 

Virtual Open House Meetings

The Village recently held two virtual open house meetings for the public to have the opportunity to view a full draft of the Comprehensive Plan. 

View recordings of each open house meeting:

  • Wednesday, November 18, visit here
  • Thursday, November 19, visit here.

Following the open house meetings, additional opportunities for public participation in the Comprehensive Planning process will take place at three public hearings before the Plan Commission as well as a Village Board workshop and a Village Board meeting. The first of three public hearings is scheduled to take place on Thursday, December 10 at 7 p.m. Details on how to participate can be found on the Comprehensive Plan website


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