Comprehensive Plan

A Comprehensive Plan is a guidance document for future growth and development of the County.

It analyzes the trends, changes and conditions of the population, economics, housing, environment, infrastructure and other areas. It then assesses the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats of the County. It establishes a vision for future growth and formulates goals and strategies to implement that vision.

The Comprehensive Plan serves as...
  • A guide for desirable development and redevelopment
  • A guide for improving the physical environment of the County as a setting for human activity and to make it more functional, beautiful, decent, healthful, interesting and efficient
  • A statement of policy that declares long-range goals and how to achieve them
  • An expression of the County's assessment of itself and a vision of what it can become
  • A means for guiding, influencing and achieving coordination in public and private decision making that ensure today's decision will lead to tomorrow's goal
  • A means for collaboration among diverse interest in a constructive manner that achieves consensus on controversial issues