The Village of Campton Hills Comprehensive Plan is the cumulative effort of many individuals, including residents and stakeholders who attended public meetings and workshops. These individuals provided time and expertise to identify community values and priorities, planning issues, policies, and strategies to help successfully complete this plan. The Village of Campton Hills would like to thank all of the people who worked with the project team to identify and address the specific challenges and opportunities that will impact the future of the Village of Campton Hills.
What is a Comprehensive Plan?
A comprehensive plan outlines the vision for the community and the policies that will help to achieve that vision. In addition to providing a well-defined framework for the preservation and enhancement of community assets, the plan guides development and investment decisions in the best interests of community residents.
The Village of Campton Hills Strategic Plan has been adopted the Village Board and provides a sense of direction and outlines measurable goals for the Village. This plan is a tool that is useful for guiding day-to-day decisions and also for evaluating progress and changing approaches when moving forward.
What is Green Infrastructure?
The Village of Campton Hills is concerned about protecting and maintaining the natural resources within the Village and the surrounding region. It is estimated that there are more than 3,000 acres of land within the Village’s planning jurisdiction that could undergo some type of land-use change in the future.
Village officials have acknowledged that there are limitations in how the community’s existing ordinances, as well as county, state, and federal regulations, preserve and protect the irreplaceable natural resources in the region. These natural resources, comprised of wetlands, woodlands, streams, and the ecological communities they support, are collectively referred to as green infrastructure.
Village of Campton Hills Green Infrastructure Report
The purpose of the Green Infrastructure Report is to document and organize the planning-level natural resource data, in order to create a map of community or regional-scale green infrastructure.
This green infrastructure report can be utilized by the Village to effectively incorporate the region’s green infrastructure into future developments under its jurisdiction as well as other units of government. It can also be used as an educational tool to show existing residents and homeowner associations where the community’s green infrastructure is located within their parcels, and how they can manage those areas to both protect and enhance the integrity of those interconnected natural areas that span their property.
There is a special planning report available regarding the Campton Hills Town Center and Wasco Study Area. The Campton Hills Town Center Plan and Wasco Study Area Final Report was presented to the Village of Campton Hills by Teska Associates Inc. and Rempe-Sharp Associates.
Because the Village of Campton Hills was only incorporated in 2007, the village has not been able to write a Historic Preservation Ordinance into policy. Currently, the Village of Campton Hills has an intergovernmental agreement with Kane County allowing the Village to use the County's ordinance.
"The Campton Hills Preservation Planning Report is a research document completed by graduate student Erica Ruggiero. The opinions contained within the report have not been endorsed or approved by the Village of Campton Hills."