A comprehensive plan prepares a municipality for future development or redevelopment of the city in its entirety, emphasizing future growth or pending redevelopment areas. Needs are identified by growth projections and underlying basic assumptions related to anticipated needs. A comprehensive plan is comprised of base information, vision statements, and a set of master plans that have implications for land use, transportation, and public facilities, including possible future capital improvements, development regulations, or major policies.
A comprehensive plan is a document that articulate a vision for the future of a community and outlines a set of goals, objectives, and actions to achieve the desired vision. It gives guidance for the growth of a community, providing direction city staff, decision makers, property owners, businesses, developers, and residents in the choices and decisions they make.