Land Use Plans


Land use plans provide a community a guide for decision making regarding physical development and the allocation of resources. They provide local government officials direction in developing programs and strategies, making capital expenditures, and setting annual budgets. Although land use plans focus on many aspects of community life related to the physical environment, they can touch on some important social aspects as well.

Land use plans fall under many categories such as “comprehensive plans”, “corridor plans”, and “neighborhood plans”. Regardless of how they are titled, such plans encourage residents and businesses to join together to ensure that the community’s vision for its future development is achieved.

Comprehensive Plans

  1. 1992 Osceola Comprehensive Plan
  2. 2002 Comprehensive Plan for South Bend and St. Joseph County
  3. 2005 Roseland Comprehensive Plan
  4. 2005 to 2025 The City of South Bend Comprehensive Plan
  5. 2007 Town of New Carlisle Comprehensive Master Plan and Annexation Study
  6. 2011 Lakeville Comprehensive Plan
  7. 2015 Town of North Liberty Comprehensive Plan

Geography - Specific Plans

  1. 2003 Mishawaka Capital Avenue Corridor Land Use Plan
  2. 2014 Morningside Land Use and Pedestrian Plan