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A Comprehensive Plan offers long-term guidance for community growth, real estate development, and physical improvements within a municipality. The document is reflective of the local community, utilizing community outreach to identify a vision for the future supported by key stakeholders. Based on the foundational analysis, the Comprehensive Plan is able to identify tangible actions that can be enacted to achieve this vision.
At its most basic, Crestwood’s Comprehensive Plan is a "how-to" guide, assisting with land use patterns, business growth, mobility and accessibility, maintenance of community facilities, and management of parks and recreational opportunities. Opportunities were offered throughout the planning process for residents to voice their opinions, provide feedback, and share ideas. Both in-person events and online tools were employed throughout the planning process to gather invaluable public opinion, ensuring the Comprehensive Plan is representative of the community it serves.
The Day-to-Day use of the Crestwood Comprehensive Plan will be primarily as a decision-support tool for the Board of Alderman, Planning and Zoning Commission, and City Staff. The document acts as a guide for private investment within the community and can be utilized to review and evaluate future development. The vision established within the Comprehensive Plan will provide direction, not only for the City itself but for the numerous stakeholders who will help to shape Crestwood in the future. In addition, the Plan will have a direct role in obtaining desired grants and funding as well as serving as a promotional tool for the community and its unique assets.
All existing dwellings that are let, leased, or rented within the City of Crestwood are required to submit for approval a Residential Rental Property Re-Occupancy Permit Application.
The rental property will not be allowed occupancy until an inspection without deficiencies has been achieved. At the time of inspection, the property owner or his or her representative will be given a copy of the inspection checklist. Any issues that are found that are not in accordance with the 2003 International Property Maintenance Code with amendments as adopted by the City of Crestwood, will be indicated on this checklist. Additional information will be provided at this time if necessary.
The property owner will then receive a letter from the City outlining the steps required prior to scheduling a re-inspection. After all items have been addressed, the property owner will then contact the City to schedule a re-inspection. Upon successful completion of the inspection, the City will issue an occupancy permit to the property owner.
Should an applicant disagree with the results of an inspection, or feel that the code is being interpreted incorrectly or unfairly, the applicant may appeal to the Public Works Board.