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  • Built in 1968,  Elgin City Hall was designed by the notable Chicago architecture firm Skidmore, Owings and Merrill and known for their design of Chicago’s Willis Tower          

  • Comprehensive Plan
  • Envision Elgin, the new Comprehensive Plan sets forth long-range recommendations for the maintenance and enhancements of existing neighborhoods, commercial and employment areas, and advances strategies for sustainable development and economic growth of the community. It also highlights targeted subareas and specific locations for infill redevelopment and new public investment. The plan provides the framework to guide Elgin's continued growth, reinvestment, and development over the next 15 to 20 years.

    The City's residents, the business community, elected and appointed officials, institutions and organizations, all have a strong sense of stewardship for Elgin's successes and share a determination to make the City the very best place it can be. The investment in public-private cooperation and community pride influences all aspects of life in Elgin.


  • by 2030 the City of Elgin is projected to add:

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  • Marc Mylott, Director of Community Development for the City of Elgin, provides highlights for the comprehensive plan.

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  • The Comprehensive Plan is reflective of the residents' vision for the future and lists tangible action to be undertaken to achieve that vision. At its core, the plan provides guidance on desirable land use patterns; the movement of transportation; the location of schools and community facilities, the protection of the residential quality of life; and the preservation of environmental features and open space both for today and well into the future. Use it as a tool. The Comprehensive Plan establishes recommendations for policies that will guide private development in the community and provide decision-making guidelines that the City Council, Planning and Zoning Commission, and staff can use to review an evaluate.