Comprehensive plan update

The Village's Plan Commission, Village Board and Staff have undertaken a nearly year-long process of updating River Forest's Comprehensive Plan. The existing Comprehensive Plan, which was last updated in 2003, is the official policy guide for land use and development.  It also sets forth long-range recommendations for the maintenance and enhancement of the community as well as desirable improvements, developments and redevelopments in selected locations.

The Plan is "comprehensive" in both scope and coverage. It encompasses the use of land and buildings, the movement of vehicles and pedestrians, and the provision of public facilities. It also addresses residential neighborhoods, commercial areas, public and institutional lands, and public rights-of-way.

Community input is critically important to the process of updating the Comprehensive Plan and residents will have ample opportunity to share their thoughts through surveys, the project website, community meetings and events, and more. Residents can also use the map.social tool to create maps of the issues and opportunities facing River Forest. 

A date and location will be announced shortly for community meeting that will be open to all River Forest residents!