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Community l Village of Glenview Looks Forward with Comprehensive Plan

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Guiding the future of a community can be challenging. The Village of Glenview approached the 2016 update of their Comprehensive Plan with the forethought to involve both regulatory committees and the general public to preserve and enhance the quality of the Village. Bailey Edward’s Ellen Dickson, FAIA served as the Plan Commission Representative on the 18 person committee that worked with the residents of Glenview on the year-long project.

Founded in 1899, the Village’s first president, Hugh Burnham, of the noted family of city planners, led via the family’s mantra to ‘make no little plans.’ The Village continues this legacy by embracing a proactive, not reactive, approach to planning. For example, the Village was actively looking ahead to find new uses for the Naval Air Station Glenview prior to its closure in 1995. The former Naval Air Station was redeveloped into The Glen, a popular destination for shopping, dining, and entertainment. Similarly, the Glenview Comprehensive Plan update considered potential development opportunities, as well as examined what worked for the community and what decreased the quality of life. Altogether, the Glenview Comprehensive Plan update allows the Village to manage change, prioritize resources, and recommend policies to ensure the success of future generations. 

To learn more about the plan, visit the Glenview Looking Forward website. The final meeting unveiling the complete plan is tentatively scheduled for Thursday, July 14th.