Part II: The Plan as a Document

Chapter 7 | Planning for Future Land Use

Planning for the future use of land is only one element of a typical comprehensive plan, but it is often the most visible and the most controversial element. This chapter discusses land-use planning techniques and challenges.

Chapter 8 | Planning for Public Facilities Such as Parks, Roads and Utilities

This chapter introduces the substantive context for planning for and designing streets and roads; bicycle and pedestrian facilities; sewer and water systems, parks, open space and green infrastructure; schools; fire stations and other public facilities.

Chapter 9 | Putting it All Together

Chapter 9 summarizes what should be included in the adopted comprehensive plan. The chapter discusses alternative formats for a plan and also describes the typical plan adoption process.