Comprehensive Plan

Comprehensive Plan Draft Available For Review

The Steering Committee approved the draft of the comprehensive plan at their September 26, 2019 meeting. This was the culmination of nearly two years of efforts by 13 dedicated residents and stakeholders.

The Planning and Zoning Commission held a public hearing on November 13, 2019 and received comments on the draft. Following public comment a subcommittee was established to refine and edit the plan. Please see the updated draft below. The Planning and Zoning Commission will consider this draft at their next scheduled meeting on February 19, 2020.

Send comments or questions to Planner Ryan Spencer at or by clicking here.

Status Update

The Steering Committee is in the home stretch with respect to the Comprehensive Plan process. The committee is currently reviewing and finalizing the draft document. Once the Steering Committee approved the draft it will be forwarded to the Planning and Zoning Commission for review and approval. The public will have an opportunity to weigh in on the draft at that point as a public hearing is required. Staff will post the plan on the City website and solicit feedback.


In 2018, a group of citizen volunteers and staff will work together to develop a new long-term vision document for the community. Town and Country 2040 will serve as a road map and guide for the community to follow as it considers decisions, both large and small, over the next 20 years.

Your input is very important and a number of public workshops and input sessions will be scheduled throughout the year for your voice to be heard.

To submit comments regarding the Comprehensive Plan click here.

Steering Committee Members

  • Rob Cima, Chairman - Planning & Zoning
  • Andy Kuchan - Planning & Zoning
  • Amanda Mueller - Planning & Zoning
  • Tony Chao - Public Works
  • Laura Chaney - Parks & Trails
  • Linda Robson - Conservation
  • Hans Fredrikson - Ways & Means
  • Don Sanders - Police, Fire & EMS
  • Angelo Arzano - Architectural Review
  • Michelle Francisco - Public Art
  • John Heckmann - Stakeholder
  • Peter Stevens - Stakeholder
  • Jim Otis Jr. - Stakeholder

Staff Liaison

Exercise Summaries

  January 25, 2018
Exercise Summary
  February 22, 2018
Exercise Summary
Goals Worksheet
Vision Statement Worksheet
  March 22, 2018
Committee Goals and Objectives Survey Results
  April 14, 2018    
  April 26, 2018    
  July 19, 2018
  October 29, 2018

  December 19, 2018
  March 28, 2019
Draft Section 1-4 Discussion Summary


Helpful Documents

Comprehensive Plan FAQ's

What is a Comprehensive Plan?
A Comprehensive Plan is a road map and guide for the community to follow as it considers decisions, both large and small, over the next 20 years. This plan will be Town and Country's vision for the future and strategic outline for getting there. The plan is a policy guide that provides a framework for making development and zoning decisions. The planning process includes an assessment of existing resources and issues, projections of future conditions and needs, and consideration of collective goals and objectives. The Comprehensive Plan is NOT a zoning ordinance, subdivision regulation, budget, capital improvement program or other regulatory document. It is meant to be the basis for the preparation of these documents.

How will the City of Town and Country use this Comprehensive Plan?
The purpose of the Comprehensive Plan is to enable City Officials and staff to better manage change and to inform residents and businesses about Town and Country's characteristics, trends and policies. The plan will guide municipal actions, including the regulation of future residential and commercial growth in Town and Country.

What does a Comprehensive Plan contain?
The plan will contain, in general, the following sections:
  • Community Background (Demographics) / History
  • Process Description
  • Goals & Objectives
  • Future Land Use
  • Residential Development
  • Transportation / Utilities
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Economic Development
  • Urban Design
  • Appendix / Glossary
The specific sections of the Comprehensive Plan will be refined and finalized as part of the Steering Committee and Public Input process.

When will the plan be implemented?
The Comprehensive Plan becomes "official" following formal adoption by the Planning and Zoning Commission. Once this final step occurs, the plan and its goals may be implemented.

How can I participate in this process?
While all meetings are open to the public, specific meetings will be advertised and conducted to solicit and encourage community participation. Subscribe to News & Announcements and Planning & Zoning Commission through Notify Me to stay informed of upcoming meetings, public workshops and input sessions. You can also click here to submit comments regarding the Comprehensive Plan.

Who should I contact with questions?
Contact Ryan Spencer, Planner
(314) 587-2827