Long Range Planning

Planning for the growth of O'Fallon is a process important in maintaining the community's small town atmosphere. By creating a well-planned community, the City's economic vitality is enhanced, making it a better place to live and shop. The forethought and planning the City is currently engaged in, coupled with the high standards placed on residential and commercial development, will help ensure the community has quality growth that will be sustainable into the future.

The Comprehensive Plan, Bicycle Facilities Plan, Transportation Plan Update for Development Northeast Quadrant of City, Transportation Plan Update for Development Northwest of City, and Landscape/Environmental Framework Plan are all adopted by reference only in the Code of Ordinances, Chapter 153: Planning.  Links to pdf copies of these plans can be found below.


Comprehensive Plan (2006)

The Comprehensive Plan is a community effort facilitated by the Planning Commission that lays out guidelines on how the community would like to grow and how to achieve it. The Comprehensive Plan provides an assessment of the physical and economic base of the City by providing a land use plan, census data, population projections, economic information, capital improvement plans, and much more.

Copies of the 2006 Comprehensive Plan can be obtained at the Community Development Department located on the second floor of City Hall for $45 or downloaded by clicking on "2006 Comprehensive Plan" above.

Transportation Plan Update for Development Northwest of the City (Northwest Quadrant Study)

On December 20, 2004, the City Council approved (by Ord #3307) an amendment to the Comprehensive Plan with regard to a transportation plan for an area northwest of the City of O'Fallon.

Transportation Plan Update for Development Northeast of the City (Northeast Quadrant Study)

On May 17, 2010, the City Council approved an amendment to the Comprehensive Plan with regard to a transportation plan for an area northeast of the City of O'Fallon.

Environmental / Landscape Framework Plan

This plan is intended to create a coherent set of policies that will adequately guide development of the built landscape and protect important environmental resources for future generations in O'Fallon.

Green Mount Medical Campus Sub-Area Plan

Added as an amendment to the Comprehensive Plan on November 21, 2011 through Ordinance 3735

Bicycle Facilities Plan (2005)

This plan identifies and prioritizes a series of trail and on-street trail improvements to facilitate bicycle usage and to meet present and future needs. It is intended to result in new facilities that enhance the quality of life in the city and address the expressed needs of the community.

Bicycle Facilities Plan Map (2005)

Map that accompanies the 2005 Bicycle Facilities Plan

Bicycle & Pedestrian Commuter Plan, Scott Air Force Base (2013)

The objective of this plan was to identify the most desirable routes for walking and biking to Scott Air Force Base from surrounding communities. This was a joint effort between SAFB, O'Fallon, Shiloh, and Mascoutah.

Joint Land Use Study (JLUS)

The purpose of this JLUS is to ensure that surrounding communities can sustain economic activity without degrading the military readiness activities of Scott Air Force Base and civilian airport operations at the MidAmerica St. Louis Airport. The associated Airport Overlay Zoning Regulations were adopted by the O'Fallon City Council on June 20, 2011, by Ord #3718.

Parks Master Plan (2013)

The primary focus of this update is to identify major upgrades at existing parks, identify new park land needs and new facility needs throughout the City's park system.

Strategic Plan (2013)

A five-year vision for the City outlining major projects and priorities.

Downtown O'Fallon Area Action Plan (2015)

Completed in 2015, this plan provides guidance on the actions the City will take over several years to continue the positive momentum Downtown. This plan also contains other information such as community survey results, market demographics, and data on retail spending by category.



Metro East Park and Recreation District Long Range Plan (2011)

Since its inception by public vote in 2000, the Metro East Park and Recreation District (MEPRD) has become a leading agency for parks, recreation and trail facilities in Madison and St. Clair County, Illinois. In 2011, the District updated the 2003 plan in order to document current conditions, update and further development of the Greenway Systems Plan, and enhance the grand funding strategy and application process. Several potential trails in O'Fallon are identified including: Scott-Troy Trail South Extension, Engle Creek/Cottage Road Trail, and Milburn School Trail. Portions of the Scott-Troy Trail, which will connect O'Fallon to the Madison County Transit trail system, are currently being designed.

St. Clair County Comprehensive Plan (2011)

The purpose of the Comprehensive Plan is to establish a logical guidebook of land use, transportation, infrastructure and economic development policies that will influence public and private decision-making in St. Clair County. The Comprehensive Plan represents a vision of where County leadership and the general public want to be in the future and outlines strategies to achieve that vision.

East West Gateway Long Range Transportation Plan

The primary purpose of this plan is to set forth a regional policy and planning framework to guide decision-making regarding the growth and development of St. Louis region.