2024 Comprehensive Planning Process

Creve Coeur's Current Land Use Map

What is a Comprehensive Plan?

A comprehensive plan represents a community’s vision over a 20-year horizon. This vision is derived from extensive collaboration and community engagement between residents, elected officials, and stakeholders. During the planning process, residents discuss and create goals for a range of topics such as housing, transportation, infrastructure, land use, and economic development. To plan for community growth, the comprehensive plan creates general land use guidelines for land outside the current village limits in the “Extra-Jurisdictional Planning Area.”

Components of a Comprehensive Plan

A comprehensive plan is developed to answer three questions:

What are we as a community?

The planning process begins by taking stock of the community’s assets and existing conditions. During this phase of the plan, Tri-County staff gather and analyze quantitative and qualitative data to build a community profile.

What would we like to be as a community?

Once we establish a shared understanding of our starting point, community members and stakeholders engage in activities and conversations that create the bedrock for a shared vision that the entire community can work toward. 

How do we get there?

With a common vision in mind, the community works to identify and prioritize actions that build toward that future. This final step creates a road map for elected officials, community members, village staff, and local advocates to use in their decision-making processes and everyday work.

Roles and Partners

Tri-County Regional Planning Commission

Village of Creve Coeur

Steering Committee


Tri-County Regional Planning Commission (“Tri-County” or TCRPC) facilitates the planning process, leads steering committee meetings, gathers and analyzes data, and supports the community organizing efforts of the steering committee by coordinating engagement events, like workshops and open houses.

The Village of Creve Coeur plays a crucial role in the comprehensive planning process, providing support and feedback on implementation strategies and ensures the plan is realized after adoption.

The Steering Committee consists of volunteers who act as liaisons between Tri-County and Creve Coeur residents and stakeholders. Volunteers with different interests, roles, and backgrounds offer community insights, market engagement opportunities, and interpret community input, and review the draft plan.

Community members are comprised of residents, employees, and stakeholders of Creve Coeur. The role of the community throughout the planning process is to provide feedback that informs the priorities and goals of the comprehensive plan.

Steering Committee Members

Becky Louis, Scott Bailey, Nathaniel Steinwedel, Cara Paul, Shanita Wallace, Mason Shear, Kim Peak, Terry Keogel

Planning Process Timeline

Community Engagement

Ideas and input from community members form the backbone of the planning process and outcomes. Tri-County, in collaboration with the steering committee and the Village of Creve Coeur, will maintain inclusivity to ensure the development of an impactful plan. The engagement plan provides multiple opportunities for the public to give input and incorporates methods to reduce barriers to participation.

The following are different components of the engagement plan:

Youth Engagement

Roughly 100 Parkview Middle School 7th and 8th graders shared their ideas for Creve Coeur during a “dream city” exercise in April 2024. Students drew and wrote ideas for infrastructure and services that exist in their perfect city or town and compared them to what the village already offers. 

Community Survey

Surveys offer easily accessible, low-commitment crowdsourcing opportunities and are widely known as effective tools for establishing a baseline for local opinions. Creve Coeur’s survey was published in early April and will remain open through May. It covers a range of topics, including questions about housing, recreation, the economy, village communication, and more.

The survey is being promoted in a community mailer, through social media and the village’s push notification system, at pop-up events, and at the May 23rd open house. The village Water Department and Creve Coeur Public Library are also offering paper copies of the surveys.

Open House

The Steering Committee, Village, and Tri-County will host a community open house on Tuesday, May 23rd from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. at Parkview School. Residents are encouraged to stop by and share their thoughts on what changes they want to see for Bartonville. The open house will feature several interactive stations designed to help community members evaluate community assets and identify priorities for Bartonville. Steering Committee members and Tri-County staff will be on hand to answer any questions. Snacks will be provided. 

Stakeholder Interviews

Tri-County is interviewing the mayor, village trustees, and other community leaders to assess the village’s institutional capacity and key services. Later in the planning process, Tri-County will interview topical experts who can offer insights into implementation strategies. 

Pop-up Events

Successful engagement plans meet people where they are, offering outreach and participation options at festivals and events already happening within the village. The Steering Committee has identified community events to inform residents of the comprehensive plan: Art Night and the Lasalle and Parkview Cookouts. Steering committee members will staff the pop-up events, encouraging their neighbors to take the survey and share their ideas at the open house.

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