The Village of Perry has adopted a new, updated Comprehensive Plan on 9/21/15. You can view the complete plan on the link below the following two paragraphs.
What is a Comprehensive Plan?
A Comprehensive Plan is a written document that outlines a community’s vision for the future along with a strategy or philosophy for how it will achieve that vision. In Perry, a Steering Committee is working with consultants to develop the comprehensive plan through a public and transparent process over the next several months. This will ensure that the adopted plan responds to the needs of our village over the next 10-15 years. Although the comprehensive plan is not a law, once it is adopted by the Village Board, all local laws (such as zoning) must be consistent with it.
What can a Comprehensive Plan address?
In essence, a comprehensive plan is a community’s guiding philosophy that outlines the goals, objectives and policies for the immediate and long-range enhancement, growth and development of the community. A comprehensive plan might address:
- Existing and proposed land uses and their intensity;
- Agricultural uses, historical resources, cultural resources, natural resources, coastal resources and sensitive environmental areas;
- Population, demographic and socioeconomic trends;
- Transportation facilities;
- Utilities and infrastructure;
- Housing resources and needs;
- Relevant governmental plans and regional needs;
- Economic development; and,
- Proposed means to implement goals, objectives and policies; and,
- Parties responsible for overseeing implementation.