Comprehensive Plan

Mount Vernon's Comprehensive Plan is the city's fundamental policy document that will guide growth from 2016 to 2036.  The Comprehensive Plan describes how the City will continue to provide facilities and services to accommodate jobs, homes, and open spaces.  The city's first Comprehensive Plan was adopted in 1960.  The city's current Comprehensive Plan was adopted on September 14, 2016 with Ordinance 3690.


Many of the Comprehensive Plan documents listed below are very large and could have extended download times.  For this reason the city has provided a link to the entire document as well as links to identified parts of these documents.  

Background and Vision Statement

Land Use Element (Entire Document)

Sections 1 to 7 (Narrative Portion of Element)
Land Use Element:  Goals, Objectives & Policies
Subareas A to I
Subarea J:  Downtown Waterfront Master Plan
Subarea K:  South Kincaid
Appendix A 
Appendix B
Appendix C
Appendix D

Housing Element

Housing Element:  Goals, Objectives & Policies

Parks and Recreation Element

Economic Development Element (Entire Document)

Sections 1 to 4 (Narrative Portion of Element)

Economic Development Element:  Goals, Objectives & Policies

Appendix A

Transportation Element (Entire Document)

Sections 1 to 5 (Narrative Portion of Element)

Transportation Element:  Goals, Objectives & Policies

Appendix A

Appendix B

Appendix C

Capital Facilities Element (Entire Document)

Sections 1 to 10 (Narrative Portion of Element)

Capital Facilities Element:  Goals, Objectives & Policies

Appendix A

Appendix B

Appendix C

Health and Wellness Element (Entire Document)

Section 1 to 4 (Narrative Portion of Element)

Health & Wellness Element:  Goals, Objectives & Policies

Appendix A

Appendix B

Appendix C

Appendix D

Appendix E