Adopted by the Village Board of Trustees, the comprehensive plan is based on a complete physical and demographic analysis, and it identifies the desire to expand the municipal boundaries into unincorporated areas of the County. The total land area will result in one of the largest south suburban municipalities, with ample room for growth. The plan included a transportation plan and a market assessment. The plan highlights multiple sub-areas, including Thorn Creek Station, envisioned as the Village’s future downtown and town center. Governors State University is acknowledged as a critical institution of higher education.