The City of Rockford 2040 Comprehensive Plan provides a vision for the future of Rockford, focusing on city policies and strategies to help guide physical development. The Plan was adopted by City Council on October 2nd 2023, and became official on October 30th, 2023 after filling with the Winnebago County Recorder’s office. The Plan is based on a 10-20 year horizon with a review period of about every 5 years.
The Plan acts as a guide to coordinate and align zoning and land-use, transportation infrastructure, economic development investments, natural resources and open space protection, and the general needs and concerns of community members. It serves as the community’s voice and portrays what the future could look like while serving as the decision-making tool for elected and appointed officials regarding overall development, conservation, and public investment within the City of Rockford’s municipal boundary.