Comprehensive Plan

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Table of Contents & Table of Exhibits (page i)


Acknowledgements (page ii)

Executive Summary (page 1)


 


Chapter 1 - Introduction (page 7)


Exhibit 1.1    Supporting Plans and Documents (page 9)

Chapter 2 - Community Profile (page 13)


Exhibit 2.1     Comprehensive Study Area and Key Features (page 15)
Exhibit 2.2     City of Elgin Historical Population Growth (page 18)
Exhibit 2.3     2008 Population Estimates - City Limits, ETJ, & Study Area (page 19)
Exhibit 2.4     Elgin Planning Area 20-Year Population Forecast (page 20)
Exhibit 2.5     City of Elgin Building Permits (1969 to 2008) (page 21)
Exhibit 2.6     Recent and Proposed Residential Subdivisions (page 22)
Exhibit 2.7     Conceptual and Platted Development Projects (page 23)
Exhibit 2.8     Elgin Age and Gender Distribution 2000 (page 25)
Exhibit 2.9     Elgin Housing Characteristics 2000 (page 26)
Exhibit 2.10   Year Housing Units Built (page 27)
Exhibit 2.11   Value of Owner Occupied Housing Units 2000 (page 27)
Exhibit 2.12   Employment by Industry 2000 (page 28)
Exhibit 2.13   Major Area Employers (page 28)
Exhibit 2.14   Vehicles Available per Household 2000 (page 29)

Chapter 3 - Guiding Principles (page 31)


Development and Use of the Guiding Principles

Chapter 4 - Land Use & Development (page 33)


Exhibit 4.1     Existing Land Uses (page 39)
Exhibit 4.2     Existing Land Use Inventory 2008 (page 39) 
Exhibit 4.3     Baseline Growth Scenerio for Developed Land Uses (page 42)
Exhibit 4.4     Future Land Use and Development Plan (page 45)
Exhibit 4.5     Future Land Use and Development Plan Categories, General and Use Mix (page 60)

Chapter 5 - Transportation (page 65)


Exhibit 5.1     City of Elgin in its Regional Context (page 67)
Exhibit 5.2     Historic Traffic Growth, 1996-2006 Avg Annl Growth Rate (page 68)   
Exhibit 5.3     Year 2006 Daily Traffic Volumes (page 68)
Exhibit 5.4     Year 2020 Forcast Daily Traffic Volumes (page 69)
Exhibit 5.5     Standard Typical Section for Regional/Rural Minor Arterial (page 71)
Exhibit 5.6     Standard Typical Section for Local Arterial (page 71)
Exhibit 5.7     Regional/Rural Roadways Functional Class.System (page 75)
Exhibit 5.8     Regional Roadway Network (page 76)
Exhibit 5.9     Typical Cross-Section for Multi-way Boulevard (US 290) (page 77)
Exhibit 5.10   Local Functional Classification System (page 81)
Exhibit 5.11   Local Roadway Network (page 83)
Exhibit 5.12   Trails Network (page 87)
Exhibit 5.13   Proposed Passenger Rail Network (page 92)
Exhibit 5.14   Thoroughfare Plan (page 95)

Chapter 6  - Water Resources (page 101)


Exhibit 6.1     Water Service Area (page 103)

Chapter 7 - Drainage (page 109)



Chapter 8 - Parks, Recreation, & Public Facilities (page 115)


Exhibit 8.1     Existing Parks and Recreation Facilities (page 117)
Exhibit 8.2     Park and Recreation Classification System (page 125)
Exhibit 8.3     Recommended Park Acreage per NRPA Guidelines (page 127) 
Exhibit 8.4     Future Parks and Recreation Facilities (page 131)
Exhibit 8.5     Public Facilities (page 117)

Chapter 9 - Economic Development (page 141)


Economic Characteristics, Key Issues, Opportunities and Initiatives

Chapter 10 - Implementation (page 149)


Exhibit 10.1   Immediate Implementation Plan (page 153)
Exhibit 10.2   Short Term Implementation Plan (page 154)
Exhibit 10.3   Mid-Term Implementation Plan (page 156)
Exhibit 10.4   Long-Term Implementation Plan (page 158)

Technical Addenda (page iii)