Comprehensive Plan

Hagerstown, IN


Indiana statute, Title 36, Article 7, as amended, empowers towns and cities to plan. This mandate encourages towns “to improve the health, safety, convenience, and welfare of their citizens and to plan for the future development of their communities” (IC 36-7-4-201). In exercising planning and zoning, towns should:

IC 36-7-4-201 also provides for the establishment of “single and unified planning and zoning entities.”

Town planning commissions are charged with preparing a comprehensive plan (IC 36-7-4-501). Comprehensive plans must include:

This plan thus intends to fulfill Indiana state statutes regarding town planning as well as provide the town of Hagerstown with a useful tool for the future.

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