The purpose of sensible growth is to ensure the long-term vitality of the village. The village's planning efforts over the recent years have developed a set of goals and objectives for future development. Listed below is a brief summary of each.
Support the Viability of a Village Centre
Increase the use of the area including Village Hall, the Metra Station, Post Office, Hook Lake, and the Cultural and Civic Center.
Increase community activities in the area, i.e., tree lighting ceremony, BeachFest, fireworks, and more.
Encourage the Economic Vitality of the Commercial Corridors
Increase the number of commercial and retail establishments.
Assure satisfactory access and parking for customers.
Increase awareness of the Rollins Road Retail Corridor and the Route 83 Commercial Corridor as commercial centers for the area.
Upgrade the quality and appearance of new buildings in key commercial corridors.
Provide Safe, Efficient & Effective Infrastructure to Serve the Area
Reduce congestion on the roadways through village, county, and state roadway improvements.
Increase pedestrian accessibility between residential and commercial / retail areas.
Improve access to recreational and cultural amenities including beach, bicycle paths, parks, and events at the village's Cultural and Civic Center.