What is the Comprehensive Plan?

The Comprehensive Plan is the long-range statement of how and where growth and development in the community is to be located in the future. It is adopted by ordinance and includes a number of "elements" (or chapters) related to the social, economic, and physical aspects of future development. Each of the elements includes a number of goals, objectives, and policies that are to be applied to public and private land development. Some of the elements also include future conditions maps (such as the future land use map, and the long-range transportation plan maps). All local land development regulations (such as zoning, subdivision regulations, and environmental ordinances) are to be consistent with the Comprehensive Plan.

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1. What is planning and what do planners do?
2. What is the Comprehensive Plan?
3. What is Zoning?
4. What is a Variance?
5. What are Building Setbacks?
6. What is a Conditional Use Permit?
7. What is a Public Hearing?
8. How do I get preliminary/ initial input for a development proposal?
9. What is my property zoned?
10. What is the parking requirement for my business?