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Posted on: July 15, 2022

Public Hearing Planned on Comprehensive Plan Update

The Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Clock in Memorial Park

A public hearing will be held August 15 on an update to the City’s Comprehensive Plan. 

The hearing will be held before the DeKalb Planning and Zoning Commission at their meeting at 6 p.m. Monday, August 15 in the Second Floor Training Room at the DeKalb Police Department. Please note the alternate meeting location.

This will be another opportunity for public input following two open houses on the updated plan. The presentations from both open houses can be viewed below.

A comprehensive plan communicates a community’s goals and objectives, provides a blueprint for future land use, and serves as the basis for zoning, subdivision, and land use codes. A comprehensive plan typically consists of three components: 

  • a history that includes an inventory and analysis of the community; 
  • a formulation of goals and objectives for a period of time, usually five years; and 
  • a future land use plan that explains the ways the community wants to grow.

The City’s plan also includes Urban Design Guidelines that make recommendations regarding appearance of the community as well as the layouts and functional relationships of our streets, neighborhoods, private and public buildings, common areas and open spaces.

Below are the drafts of the Comprehensive Plan documents for the community's review ahead of the open houses.

Below are the documents for the current Comprehensive Plan from 2005.

Questions can be directed to Planning Director Dan Olson at 815-748-2361. Those who cannot attend the public hearing can e-mail comments on the draft plan to dan.olson@cityofdekalb.com or mail them to the following address:

Dan Olson
Planning Director
City of DeKalb
164 E. Lincoln Hwy
DeKalb IL 60115

Open House Presentations on Comprehensive Plan Update

June 30th Open House

July 14th Open House

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