Comprehensive Plan

The purpose of a comprehensive plan is just what it claims to be – a plan that attempts to cover all aspects of Town government. 

While this can be a lofty goal, it is a chance to put on paper the significant goals and ideas that will help guide Ellettsville over the next ten to twenty years.

A comprehensive plan can be assembled in any number of ways with any format imaginable, but ultimately, there are three basic elements required by Indiana Code:

  • A statement of objectives for the future development of the jurisdiction;
  • A statement of policy for the land use development of the jurisdiction; and
  • A statement of policy for the development of public ways, public places, public lands, public structures, and public utilities. 

The statement of objectives provides a broad scope of activities to guide Town development. Objectives described in many of the sections will provide more detailed guidance for all sectors of Town government. The policy statements for land use, public ways, public places, public lands, public structures, and public utilities are a combination of the future land use map, future growth areas map and other related maps as well as a schedule of implementation for the noted objectives. The schedule of implementation will provide a timeframe for each objective, including the priority of each objective and the affected Town departments.

Comprehensive plans can contain countless other items that are related to the governance of a place. Some of the items addressed in this plan include demographics, parks and recreation, housing, economic development, and infrastructure. All of these elements work together to provide a broad framework to guide the growth, development, and preservation of Ellettsville.   

Comprehensive Plan