General Plan Amendment Process

The General Plan is intended to be a living, creative document which can adapt to changing conditions, community goals and urban development opportunities, while assuring stability for our neighborhoods and protecting investments. Amendments to the General Plan may be initiated by a village planning committee, two members of the Planning Commission, a member of the City Council or by the owner of a property in cases of a land use map change. Privately filed amendments require a fee. Staff reviews the General Plan annually and will request updates to the Land Uses Map and Street Classification Map for consistency with development that may have occurred, but did not require a General Plan amendment.

General Plan Amendment Process

The General Plan Amendment Procedure Guidelines provide an overview to the General Plan amendment process, covering procedures for both major and minor amendments. The General Plan amendment procedures have been established to assist staff, the Planning Commission, and the City Council when reviewing the merits of an amendment application. Most frequently asked questions and the steps to apply for an amendment are included and should prove valuable to those involved in a General Plan amendment.