What is a Comprehensive Plan?
A comprehensive plan is the most important planning document that a City can adopt. It not only guides the development of policy, but it also provides insight into the future of a community for potential investors, including residents and business owners.
In June of 2013, the City of Belleville hired Kendig Keast Collaborative to update its comprehensive plan. The last comprehensive plan had been completed in 2000, with a 15-20 year outlook. Because the City had completed many of the goals set forth in that plan, and because of the dramatic economic changes that had taken place nationally over the last five years, it was time for the City to take a fresh look at its goals and objectives and create a new vision for the future of our city.
Belleville's new comprehensive plan includes sections dedicated to:
- Vision, principles and preferences
- Growth capacity and infrastructure
- Housing and neighborhoods
- Economic Development
- Land Use and Character
There is also a section dedicated to plan implementation, which includes an overall strategy for implementing goals and objectives set forth in the plan.
Electronic versions of each chapter are available below. These chapters were adopted by Belleville's City Council on June 16, 2014.
Table of Contents
Section 1 - Introduction
Section 1 - Vision and Guiding Principles
Section 2 - Growth Capacity and Infrastructure
Map 2.1 - Water Utilities
Map 2.2 - Sanitary Sewer System
Map 2.3 - Watersheds
Map 2.4 - Public Safety Facilities
Section 3 - Mobility
Map 3.1 - Functional Classification
Map 3.2 - Traffic Counts
Map 3.3 - Multi-Modal Opportunities
Map 3.4 - Future Mobility Projects
Section 4 - Housing and Neighborhoods
Section 5 - Economic Development
Section 6 - Land Use and Character
Map 6.1 - Development Patterns
Map 6.2 - Future Land Use*
Section 7 - Implementation
Section 7.1 - Comprehensive Plan Priorities
Section 7.2 - Comprehensive Plan Priority Action
*A 36" x 48" version of the Future Land Use map is available for viewing in the Economic Development, Planning & Zoning Department located at 2300 W. Main Street, Building M/Suite M112, during normal business hours of 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday.
Updating the Current Plan
The City of Belleville is expected to begin the process of updating the Comprehensive Plan in 2022 or early 2023.