Comprehensive Plan

The Plan Commission of the City of Evanston continuously reviews the policies and goals of the Comprehensive General Plan.  As part of the Commission's 2012-2013 Work Plan, an update to reflect the changes and growth of the city will be conducted.  This update will also integrate the numerous plans developed for areas around the city over the last decade.  Since the adoption of the 2000 Update to the Comprehensive General Plan, many new neighborhood and districts plans have been created and approved by the City Council.  Much has changed as well in terms of the economy, building practices and perceptions pertaining to what future development should look like.  The 2012-2013 update will will help address these changes.  Please check back here for more information.

2000 Comprehensive Plan Update

2000 Evanston Comprehensive General Plan

On May 8th, 2000, City Council adopted the 2000 Update to the Evanston Comprehensive General Plan. The plan looks at the city's assets in the context of regional change and seeks to build on them by articulating a series of long-range planning goals. The relative strengths & challenges of general land use, public facilities, circulation, and community environment in Evanston are addressed.

1972 Comprehensive Plan

In 1972, the Evanston Plan Commission adopted the Comprehensive General Plan.  Its three volume format, dividing city-wide issues into the three major themes of Land Use, Transportation and Public Facilities, provides a snapshot of the city during the 1960's and 70's and provides an insight into the issues of 40 years ago.  Many issues from density to affordable housing to transportation are still relevant today.  

1972 Comprehensive Plan - Cover/Introduction

1972 Comprehensive Plan - Land Use

1972 Comprehensive Plan - Transportation

1972 Comprehensive Plan - Public Facilities