Long Range Planning

The Planning and Development Department is responsible for working with the Plan Commission and City Council to plan for the future of the community.  Staff study statistics and trends to understand the issues and forces that shape Champaign’s past, present and future.  Through collaboration with the community, staff works to envision what Champaign should be like in future years and develops strategies to advance the community toward its vision.  The Long Range Planning division is responsible for creating plans, policies and implementation programs that guide the growth and development of the city.  Through the creation and implementation of the Comprehensive Plan and other elements, we shepherd the vision for the city’s future.

How We Serve Our Residents

The Long Range Planning staff creates and maintains the City’s Comprehensive Plan, which is the 20 year Master Plan for the growth of the City.  In addition, staff creates plans to improve specific neighborhoods and focus areas, which are called Comprehensive Plan Elements.  For more information on the Comprehensive Plan and Elements, see the Comprehensive Plan webpage.

The division also works to implement these plans by developing programs, studies, regulations and policies in conjunction with other staff and agencies.  These include: