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LaSalle County to hold open houses for comprehensive plan update

Ottawa, Ill. -- A series of seven open houses for the proposed new LaSalle County Comprehensive Plan starts this Thursday, September 19. The first will be at 7pm at Brookfield Township Hall southeast of Marseilles.
     Environmental Services and Land Use Director Mike Harsted says it represents a vision of what LaSalle County’s leaders think the county should look like in terms of development. For the most part, business and industrial developments should be in the cities, according to the plan.
     After a final public meeting in October, the County Board Development Committee will think over the feedback it’s received and recommend a plan to the full board.
     The Development Committee used a private firm’s help when it last revised the plan in 2008. This time, it’s doing without a private firm to save money. Harsted says getting the public’s input is essential to making the plan worthwhile.
     A well crafted comprehensive plan can be used to justify zoning and conditional use decisions. If a plan is poorly done, a developer could take the county to court and persuade a judge to throw out a zoning or conditional use decision.
Open house dates and locations for the draft comprehensive plan
-   Thursday, September 19 at 7pm, Brookfield Twp. Hall, 2099 E. 27th Rd., Marseilles
-   Tuesday, September 24 at 7pm, Osage Twp. Hall, 899 E. Ill. Rt. 17, Wenona
-   Thursday, September 26 at 7pm, Peru Municipal Bldg., Community Rm., 1901 Fourth St. Peru
-   Tuesday, October 1 at 7pm, Northville Twp. Hall, 2689 N. 45th Rd., Sandwich
-   Thursday, October 3 at 7pm, Mendota City Council Chambers, 607 Eighth Ave., Mendota
-   Monday, October 7 at 7pm, Otter Creek Twp. Hall, 1607 E. Main St., Streator
-   Wednesday, October 16 at 4:30pm, LaSalle County courthouse, 707 E. Etna. Rd., Ottawa
A copy of the draft plan will be online at http://www.lasallecounty.org .
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