Collinsville 2025: Planning Our Future Together
The Comprehensive Plan reveals, in general, how citizens want the City Collinsville to improve and grow in both the near term as well as over the next 20 years and beyond. Practically, the Comprehensive Plan is a policy guide that helps the Planning Commission and City Council make decisions about the physical development of the community.
The planning team is utilizing a “values-driven” planning approach to replace the City’s circa-2006 Comprehensive Plan. This approach integrates both the traditional “data-driven” and more contemporary “vision-planning” approaches. A key component of the Comprehensive Plan has been a customized public participation program designed to identify community values and build consensus. The program has included meetings with the City’s Planning Commission, City Staff, and elected officials, three public comprehensive planning workshops, meetings with 20 stakeholder groups/entities, and an online citizen survey that had 741 respondents. All meetings with the Planning Commission are/were open to the public. The drafting of the document by the Planning Commission is well underway with draft chapters available for review (and comment) below.