2013 Downtown Master Plan Update (DTMP)
UPDATE - VB DIRECTS STAFF TO DRAFT ORDINANCE APPROVING DTMP UPDATE
It simply asks the question “if we set aside the obstacles, what do we want to be? Where do we want to go?” The end result, the plan, becomes a guide for day to day decisions, to be sure that limited and precious resources (time, budget dollars and staff ti
me) are aligned with a shared goal. Ideally, it eliminates duplicate efforts and a waste of resources.
The master plan for our downtown is just that. A guide for future decisions. Some of the things the community prioritized that were built into the plan were the concepts of services for local residents, safety, pedestrian circulation, vibrant, self-sustaining and to include pleasant spaces. A master planning committee, made up of more than 20 residents with input from the wider community, reviewed, analyzed and developed a proposed update to the 2006 Downtown Master Plan. Their recommended was submitted to the Zoning Board of Appeals/Plan Commission (ZBA/PC) for public hearing review in June 2014.
On June 26, July 17, and August 21, 2014, the Zoning Board of Appeals/Plan Commission conducted public hearings for the proposed update to the Downtown Master Plan. More information about the these meetings are provided below. On August 21, the ZBA/PC recommended that the Village Board of Trustees adopt the proposed update to the Downtown Master Plan. The Village Board will be asked to consider the ZBA/PC's recommendation in September 2014.
On September 15, 2014, the Village Board of Trustees directed staff to draft an ordinance approving the DTMP update with the following changes:
- Maximum downtown building heights should remain the same as already established by the zoning ordinance. Proposed building height increases would require an amendment to the DTMP (Revised Land Use and Design Concepts Maps).
- Consideration of a potential multiple-use community center will remain in the plan via text only. Location of the potential facility is removed from the Land Use Concept map.
On October 20, 2014, the Village Board of Trustees directed staff to further amend the 2014 DTMP final document by omitting the reference to a potential multiple-use community center from the plan.
First reading of the ordinance adopting the 2014 DTMP was conducted during the October 20, 2014 Village Board meeting. The Final Draft of the 2014 Downtown Master Plan as was revised on October 20, 2014 can be found here [LINK].
- 8/6/2014 Village Board - First reading and consideration of an Ordinance adopting the 2104 DTMP Update as summarized above.
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