This chapter fulfills the requirements of Indiana State Statute for the completion of comprehensive plans. A community’s land use objectives and policies must be given due consideration in the course of decision making by its governing bodies. Contrasted with previous formats for such plans, this core comprehensive plan chapter follows a more recent policy-driven trend, where over-arching concepts guide the unforeseen circumstances that arise in the life of a community.
This comprehensive plan is not an addition to the business of governing, but rather brings efficiency and direction, decision by decision, to charting Goshen’s future. These objectives and policies are the abiding forces that guide any action to adopt, amend or repeal zoning maps and ordinances, as well as ordinances that address PUD districts, subdivision control, historic preservation and other land use designations.
In addition, this core comprehensive plan chapter will be given consideration when these governmental entities authorize, construct, alter or abandon public ways, public lands, public structures, and public utilities, including water and sewer mains and facilities.