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", "master 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. 

APC Member Comprehensive Plans
Special Issue Plans
Comprehensive Plan for the City of South Bend and St. Joseph County (2002)County Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan (2010) 
Town of Lakeville Comprehensive Plan (2011)
County Parks Five Year Master Plan (2019)
Town of New Carlisle Comprehensive Plan (2007)
MACOG Active Transportation Plan (2016) 
Town of North Liberty Comprehensive Plan (2022)
MACOG Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) (2020)
Town of Osceola Comprehensive Land Use Plan (1992)
MACOG Michiana on the Move: 2045 Transportation Plan (2019)
Town of Roseland Comprehensive Plan (2005)
Juday Creek Watershed Management Plan (1995)

Kankakee River Watershed Restoration Action Strategy (2001)

St. Joseph River Watershed Management Plan (2005)

Geography Specific Plans

Mishawaka Capital Avenue Corridor Land Use Plan (2003)

Morningside Land Use & Pedestrian Plan (2014)


Other Resources

Solar Energy Resources (MACOG)

How St. Joseph County, IN Preserved Its Prime Agricultural Land (1979)