The Master Plan process consists of five phases starting with the Analyze Phase – where Village park and recreation assets and issues within the parks, natural areas, facilities, and programs are identified.
Next, the consultant team and Village will collect public opinion to understand how residents use the Recreation Department’s offerings and to identify future needs in the Connect Phase. This phase includes the online community survey noted above.
During the Envision Phase, the consultants will create consensus with community leaders on the needs of the Village of Algonquin for the next ten years. The consultants will also develop preliminary strategies based on local and regional market characteristics, physical, cultural, and financial resources, and the expectations and needs of the stakeholders during this phase.
In the Prioritize Phase the consultants will continue to work with community leaders and the Village Board to refine the strategies developed in the Envision Phase and determine the order in which these strategies will be implemented to meet the Village’s most pressing needs. At the end of this phase, the consultants will deliver an Action Plan that shows each strategy, as a step-by-step project, on a ten-year calendar. A preliminary budget will accompany each project in the action plan.
In the final Master Plan phase, the consultant team will compile the results of the Master Plan Process including the identified community needs and implementation strategies, the ten-year action plan, and preliminary budgets into a comprehensive and user-friendly report. The report will also document the findings of the Analyze and Connect Phases showing the complete picture of the Village of Algonquin Recreation Department amenities and public perspective.