Sycamore OKs updated comprehensive plan

SYCAMORE – Sycamore City Council members unanimously voted Monday to approve the update of the city's comprehensive plan, which will be used to attract prospective businesses to the area.

The plan, last updated in 2008, now includes input gathered from residents in a January workshop. No significant changes were noted on land use maps, according to city documents.

Residents wanted the city to focus on the downtown area, such as attracting more small businesses, adding resdential components to the upper floors of buildings, adding landscaping and looking for ways to expand parking, city documents show.

The plan also asks area leaders to encourage owner-occupied homes, rather than rental properties, and to establish a network of walks and trails, city documents show.