Vision for 2024

The Countryside Comprehensive Plan, Vision for 2024, was formally approved by the Countryside City Council on November 10, 2004.  The Plan Commission/ZBA, the project’s steering committee, had previously approved the Final Draft Comprehensive Plan on October 19.  City Council’s approval brings to an end the 18-month community project.  The City continues to express its appreciation to the many residents, businesses and other concerned citizens who have offered their opinions during this project.

Final Comprehensive Plan is a culmination of all the previous reports and also includes two new sections: Implementation and an Action Agenda.  This is the final City-approved document.

The City will now be reviewing the Implementation Schedule and Action Agenda sections of the Comprehensive Plan and be developing a priority list to address the many recommendations and projects contained in Vision for 2024.  The City is already in the process of addressing many of the projects identified in the plan, including the development of a new commercial/retail landscaping ordinance, the redevelopment of the Countryside Plaza and the Breen’s sites, a feasibility plan for a potential Chicagoland Route 66 Museum/Visitor Center, as well as the potential acquisition of certain commercial properties.  As the City gears up to celebrate its 45th anniversary in 2005, the Comprehensive Plan has set the stage for an exciting array of projects.

For any questions or comments related to the Countryside Comprehensive Plan, please contact the Community Development Dept. at (708) 354-1860 or via email at  A copy of Comprehensive Plan documents is also available in the Information Resources/Forms & Permits section of our website.  Click here to go there now.