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?”