The Mission of the Belvidere Planning Department is to Coordinate a Vision of Growth for the City of Belvidere that incorporates the Need of the Community for Balanced, Controlled and Smart growth. To Communicate that Vision to the Citizens while Guiding the development community towards the goals of that Vision.
Boone County Census Information as Presented by the U of I College of Medicine
The Belvidere Planning and Zoning Commission is tasked with reviewing the Comprehensive Plan in order to decide if amendments need to be made. The last major update was approved in 2006. The Comprehensive Plan Map can be found HERE. The full text version can be view in the Planning Department’s Office.
Land Use Planning
The Department provides staffing for the City of Belvidere and the Village of Poplar Grove. The Planning and Zoning Commissions for the municipalities, under the guidance of the department, review plans and provide input during their creation and amendments. Examples of those plans include:
- The Belvidere-Boone County Comprehensive Plan
- Flora Neighborhood Plan
- Belvidere Downtown Transit Plan
The main tools for bringing the long term visions outlined in the various plans for the area to fruition are the zoning and subdivision ordinances. The City of Belvidere and the Village of Poplar Grove each have their own unique zoning and subdivision ordinances. The City of Belvidere and the Village of Poplar Grove Zoning and Subdivision Ordinances are available for review by clicking the link and searching the title:
Zoning Maps are available for viewing here.
Often times the Department is asked to assist or coordinate other projects that may not fall under the heading of land use planning or zoning. Some examples of ongoing or completed projects include:
- Regional Stormwater Management
- Census/ American Community Survey
- Belvidere Historic Preservation Commission
- Belvidere Heritage Days
BELVIDERE PLANNING DEPARTMENT CONTACT INFORMATION
401 Whitney Boulevard, Suite 400
Phone: (815) 547-7177
Fax: (815) 547-0789
Planner: Gina DelRose