Contact Information

Community Development
58 East Clinton Street - Suite 100
Joliet, IL 60432

815-774-3321 (phone)
815-774-3386 (fax)


Long Range Planning

Planning maintains a wide variety of data concerning Will County and is responsible for preparing and implementing the County's Land Resource Management Plan and other studies that help guide future growth and preserve Will County's heritage.

Below are planning projects and associated deliverables.

Land Resource Management Plan [LRMP]

On April 18, 2002, the County Board approved a new Land Resource Management Plan [LRMP]. This culminated an 18-month project that enjoyed the input of over 500 citizens at 21 meetings and workshops across Will County. On January 20, 2011, revisions to the Plan included adopting a new section - the Airport Environs Element. The final document is composed of four main elements and one neighborhood plan:

Policy Gateway, which contains guiding principles, goals, and strategies, an assessment of current conditions (including references to the Transportation Plan and the Historic Preservation Plan), and an implementation plan;  (file size 3.4Mb)

  • The Forms & Concepts Handbook, which will be used to guide appropriate future development; (file size  7.5Mb)
  • Open Space Element, which lays out concepts for the provision of a countywide open space network; (file size 3.5Mb) and
  • The Airport Environs Element establishes basic land use and design criteria if the proposed South Suburban Airport comes to fruition. (file size 2.6Mb)
  • The Fairmont Area Neighborhood Plan was adopted in 2012 to provide a detailed analysis and policy guide to the Fairmont area located between the Cities of Lockport and Joliet along Illinois Route 171 In Lockport Township.  The content of this plan was provided by the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning's (CMAP)Local Technical Assistance (LTA) program. (file size 19.5Mb)

Illinois Route 53 Corridor Plan

Adopted by Will County Board on March 20, 2014, the Illinois Route 53 Corridor Plan encompasses the Historic Route 66 roadway between I-80 in Joliet to the county line in Godley.

2040 Long Range Transportation Plan

The Will County 2040 Long Range Transportation Plan was adopted by the County Board in March of 2017 and can be downloaded here: