CMAP Releases Regional Scenario
By 2040, the seven-county region can have better Transportation, increased economic development, cleaner air and water, more-accessible jobs and housing, and other quality-of-life improvements, say leaders of the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP) in a press release. On January 21st, CMAP released its preferred Regional Scenario — one last precursor to the GO TO 2040 comprehensive regional plan that was released in draft form in the spring, with implementation beginning October 2010. The Regional Scenario establishes clear policy directions that CMAP will pursue in the plan itself, which is intended to guide growth and investment choices through mid-century and beyond in the counties of Cook, DuPage, Kane, Kendall, Lake, McHenry, and Will. Based on two years of research, analysis, and public input, the scenario tackles pressing issues that require coordinated solutions at the local and regional levels.