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WHAT IS THE PLAN?

FORWARD Kosciusko County will serve as the County’s comprehensive plan and includes detailed information and recommendations on local and county-wide land use, government and fiscal capacity, public utilities, facilities and services, placemaking, housing, transportation, agriculture, natural resources, parks and recreation, trails, and downtown revitalization.


The final FORWARD Kosciusko County document will be comprehensive both in scale and scope, with recommendations for the entire County, and all incorporated communities for land use, housing, economic development, transportation (vehicular, pedestrian and bicycle), utilities, parks and recreation, community facilities, health and wellness initiatives, placemaking components and implementation.

What it is.

A COMPREHENSIVE PLAN IS...

  • An official policy statement for private development projects and community investment.

  • A vision for the future.

  • The foundation for land use decisions.

What it is not.

A COMPREHENSIVE PLAN IS NOT...

  • A legally binding and enforceable document.

  • A solution for all problems within the county.

  • A rezoning of any property.

HOW DO
COUNTY LEADERS AND STAFF

USE THE PLAN?

County leaders and staff, especially members of the County Area Plan Commission, should use the Plan to guide land use decisions, prioritize capital improvement projects and programs, and
pursue funding to assist in implementation.

HOW DO
LOCAL LEADERS AND STAFF

USE THE PLAN?

Local leaders and staff, should use the Plan to guide land use decisions in partnership with the Area Plan Commission (or other local agency), prioritize capital improvement projects and programs, and pursue funding to assist in implementation.

HOW DO
ORGANIZATIONS AND BUSINESSES

USE THE PLAN?

Local community organizations, non-profit groups and businesses might use this document to understand the development policies and priorities, identify
areas for development, and/ or review the current and future population, employment, and market trends.