Comprehensive Master Plan Update

Updated Plan Available This Summer

The February 2020 draft of Naperville's new Comprehensive Master Plan (now called the Land Use Master Plan) is being updated to address direction provided by City Council in January 2021. The updated plan will be available here later this summer. The Planning and Zoning Commission will host a public hearing on the revisions.

Naperville's comprehensive master plan (now called the Land Use Master Plan), first adopted in 1960, serves as a guide for growth and development in the City. It provides direction to those seeking to develop their land, as well as the decision-makers who decide whether requests should be approved. 

As Naperville has grown, so too has its plan — from a single document serving 12,933 residents when it was first developed in 1960, into three area plans and 27 sub-area plans that have helped shape Naperville into the dynamic destination city of today. The comprehensive master plan update provides a new, user-friendly plan document that:

  • Takes into consideration rapidly changing development concepts and trends;
  • Incorporates citizen input and ideas;
  • Consolidates area and many sub-area plans into a single, streamlined master plan that provides clear guidance to citizens, developers and community leaders.

Houseal Lavigne Associates, a Chicago-based consulting firm specializing in community planning, was contracted in 2019 to update the plan to reflect current development and demographic conditions in Naperville and to identify future trends and opportunities. 

Next Steps

In response to comments and concerns about the plan raised at a public hearing on March 4, 2020, the residential portion of the plan was presented to the City Council at its Jan. 5, 2021, meeting for its consideration and further direction. An edited plan pursuant to City Council’s direction is expected to be presented to the Planning and Zoning Commission this summer.