Lemont Comprehensive Plan Update
Public Hearing on Draft Comprehensive Plan Scheduled
The Planning & Zoning Commission will conduct a public hearing on the Lemont 2030 Comprehensive Plan at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, September 17, 2014. The hearing will take place at Village Hall, 418 Main Street, second floor.
The 6 draft comprehensive plan chapters are posted below for review and comment:
Lemont Pioneer Award
Thank you to all who submitted a nomination for the Lemont Pioneer Award. Winners will be announced on Septebmer 17 at the Planning & Zoning Commission meeting.
A pioneer is defined as a person or group that originates or helps open up a new line of thought or activity. Lemont was established with a pioneering spirit and will continue to flourish as new pioneers shape the future. The 6 recipients of the award have either contributed to shaping the Lemont of today or may exemplify the vision and principles of Lemont’s tomorrow as outlined in one of the 6 comprehensive plan chapters. Recipients of the award will be featured in the Lemont 2030 Comprehensive Plan in the form of an honorary profile at the introduction of the chapter for which they were awarded. Recipients will also be acknowledged at the Mayors State of the Village in 2015.
Future Land Use Workshops
The Village conducted public workshops in January and February of 2014 to receive public input on the development of the Lemont2030 future land use map. Workshop participants learned about the proposed future land use categories and helped provide direction for the development of Lemont's future land use map. A future land use map is an essential element of any comprehensive plan and recommends locations for various types of future development. Future land use map categories
are available for review in addition to the draft chapters of the plan.
Additional documents that informed and supported the draft Lemont2030 chapters are the 2012 Lemont Active Transportation Plan
, the Lemont Target Industries Report
and the Lemont Housing Analysis
A Vision for Lemont
Lemont’s comprehensive plan update began in late 2011 with a strong start. Over 400 people took time to provide input on their vision for Lemont's future. Village staff have used the comprehensive plan survey responses to develop draft vision statements for the comprehensive plan and for the plan’s major focus areas. On Wednesday, November 16, 2011 the Planning and Zoning Commission worked together with residents to refine these draft statements. The draft vision statements presented on the 16th are available here
. Staff and the Planning & Zoning Commission continue to refine these statements as work on Lemont2030 continues.
The full Comprehensive Plan Survey results
are available for download. Thank you to the over 400 people who took time to give their input. The word cloud below visually depicts the most commonly repeated responses to one of the survey's most important questions, "What is your vision for Lemont?"
Flickr Photo Group
Since a picture is worth 1,000 words, we want to see your photos too. Please include a caption with each photo describing why you posted it (e.g. a photo of a park could mean you love that particular park, or could mean you think we don't have enough parks in your neighborhood). The Village may choose to use your photos in the new comprehensive plan to illustrate key concepts and plan priorities