City of Ottawa, Illinois

Ottawa's Master Plans

These documents provide direction to the City of Ottawa to promote a continuous positive evolution of Ottawa´s downtown in a manner that retains the downtown´s vital role as the heart of the entire community.

The intent is to provide direction for decisions related to the future growth and development of the City of Ottawa. They provide the basis for rational decision-making, but does not replace the decision-making process, nor does it take the place of the City´s Zoning and Subdivision Ordinances and other ordinances regulating the use and development of land in Ottawa.

The Plans establish a vision for development within the community and describes policies, programs and projects that will enable the vision to be realized. 


  pdf Downtown Plan (4.68 MB)

  pdf Comprehensive Plan (2.23 MB)

Tami Koppen
City Planner
815-433-0161 ext. 240 Phone
815-433-2344 Fax

Robert M. Eschbach
815-433-0161 ext. 110 Phone
815-433-2270 Fax

301 W. Madison Street
Ottawa, IL  61350