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Green Garden Township Plan Update March 9, 2015 Colin Duesing - Long Range Planner Natalie Kubik - Development Analyst.

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1 Green Garden Township Plan Update March 9, 2015 Colin Duesing - Long Range Planner Natalie Kubik - Development Analyst

2 PLANNING FUNCTIONS LONG RANGE Future Land Use Planning Transportation Planning Natural Resource Planning CURRENT Text Amendments Map Amendments (Zoning Changes) Special Use Permits Variances Preliminary Plats Site Plan Review Historic Preservation Landmark Designation Local & National Significant Structures

3 Will County’s Land Resource Management Plan [LRMP] Growth & Community Character Intergovernmental Cooperation Open Space & Environmental Preservation Farming & Agriculture Infrastructure

4 Forms & Use Concepts in Green Garden Township Rural Form Agricultural Conservation Design Residential Neighborhood Commercial Suburban Form Residential Conservation Design Conventional Suburban Traditional Residential Commercial Freestanding Industry & Office

5 Why should Green Garden Township amend its Plan?

6 You already know these since you have a Planning Commission and Comprehensive Plan Immediate Benefits: Forum for Township’s concerns on Development Issues Long Term Benefits Better coordination with other jurisdictions Establish Goals and Strategies for Development Activities Increased ability to plan for Township services

7 Township Plan Commission Powers Recommend changes to Plan Aid officials working on projects endorsed within Comp. Plan Access to Solar Energy Other related power conferred by TWP Board Comprehensive Plan Advise TWP officials based on Plan

8 Filing a Legal Objection No Longer an Option for Townships 55 ILCS 5/ – Zoning Ordinances 55 ILCS 5/ – Variances 55 ILCS 5/ Section (c) – Amendments For Counties with a population less than 600,000, a Legal Objection shall force a super-majority vote of the County Board.

9 Projected Growth for Green Garden Township

10 Planned Highway Improvements

11 2040 Transportation Plan

12 Proposed Increase in Rail Traffic on EJ&E East Joliet Yards Current: 6 train/day (1 train/4h.) Projected: 28 train/day (1train/51min.)

13 Green Garden Township’s Comprehensive Plan Introduction – Impetus for Planning Relationship with County LRMP Planning Goals and Policies Community Character Infrastructure Institutional Uses Open Space and Recreation Zoning Goals and Policies

14 Green Garden Township’s Comprehensive Plan

15 Recommended Topics for a Township Plan Residential Density Subdivisions development (or redevelopment) Recommended Land Uses Location, width, course, and surfacing of streets Curbs & Gutters Sidewalks Street Lights Parks & Playgrounds School Grounds Stormwater Drainage Water Supply & Distribution Sanitary Sewers

16 Items for Discussion for Green Garden Township Plan Update Consistency with Will County Plans I-355 Extension no longer being pursued Illiana now a desired option Identify needs for Township Park and trail locations Policies for Community Resources Recommended implementation tools

17 Suggested Map Changes Current Suggested

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