Waukegan Land Use Comprehensive Plan


The City of Waukegan is developing a new Comprehensive Land Use Plan that will serve as a blueprint for the future of Waukegan and guide decision making over the next 20 years.

Waukegan Comprehensive Plan Existing Conditions Report


Why Plan? Purpose of the
Comprehensive Plan

The Comprehensive Plan for the City of Waukegan serves as the City’s official land use and development guide. It is a planning framework for the next 10 to 20 years. The Comprehensive Plan is the City’s roadmap, which details a long-term vision and a policy agenda for critical issues including: land use, redevelopment, housing, economic development, infrastructure, transportation, parks and recreation, natural resources, and more. The Plan also represents a unified vision developed through the input of City residents, businesses, staff, officials, and the consultant team. Ultimately, the Plan answers the question, “What should Waukegan look like in 10-20 years and how do we get there?” 

Consultant Team

RATIO | Urban Planning, Landscape Architecture, Demographics and Trends Analysis

Gewalt Hamilton Associates | Multi-modal Transportation, Infrastructure and Civil Engineering

Applied Ecological Services | Natural Resources, Brownfield Redevelopment, Stormwater Mitigation

SB Friedman Development Advisors | Market Analysis and Fiscal Impact

Edgewater Resources | Lakefront and Waterfront Planning and Design

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Steering Committee

Nancy Bjerstedt
Edgar Castellanos
Jesus Gerena
Tom Grutzmacher
Esther Herran
Darryl Holmes
Anne Linn
Lisa May
Greg Petry
Ty Rohrer
Chuck Ruckstales
Eddie Soto
Diane Tecic
Greg Thompson
Diane Verratti
Tom Vick

11.15.18 Public Workshop Presentation



8.17.19 ArtWauk


Share your Vision for the future of Waukegan!

Stop by the City of Waukegan Comprehensive Plan booth!

Saturday, August 17th from 5pm-7pm

We will be located in the Art Park
14 S. Genesee Street, Waukegan, IL 60085

8.17.19 Community Resource Fair


Share your Vision for the future of Waukegan!

Stop by the City of Waukegan Comprehensive Plan booth!

Saturday, August 17th from 12pm-2pm

The Community Center
914 8th Street Waukegan, IL 60085

11.15.18 Public Workshop



Project Schedule


Lesley Roth
RATIO Project Manager


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