A New Comprehensive Plan for Lakemoor
On February 28, 2013, the Lakemoor Village Board affirmed their commitment to Lakemoor's development and prosperity by voting unanimously to adopt the Lakemoor Comprehensive Plan. Please download and read the final plan and the appendices Existing Conditions Report, Public Engagement and Fiscal Analysis of Development Scenario today.
Originally formed as a summer vacation destination, the Village of Lakemoor grew as visitors decided to settle in this community and enjoy its assets and natural scenery. Lakemoor surrounds Lily Lake and includes a number of small lakes, ponds, wetlands, and natural preserves within and adjacent to its boundary. Over the last 15 years, Lakemoor has experienced new residential development, primarily north of Route 120.
During the winter of 2011, the Village of Lakemoor embarked on an interactive, community-based process to update its comprehensive plan. The Lakemoor Comprehensive Plan provides a framework to make informed investment decisions, to address current community issues, and to reach long-term goals. Together, the Village of Lakemoor, community stakeholders, and CMAP explored opportunities in land-use planning, residential and commercial development, transportation, parks and open space, and numerous other aspects important to the Village's prosperity. The comprehensive plan builds upon the community's assets and identify ways to support regional goals from the GO TO 2040 comprehensive regional plan.
The process to update the comprehensive plan includes three phases. The first phase included a detailed analysis of existing land uses, resources, and community facilities, as well as gathering initial public input regarding the issues and opportunities in the Village. During the second phase, the community created a shared vision for the future and identify specific goals and recommendations to achieve that vision. The third phase developed an implementation strategy intended to help the community put the plan's recommendations into action.
Village of Lakemoor Comprehensive Plan
On February 28, 2013, the Village Board affirmed their commitment to Lakemoor's development and prosperity by voting unanimously to adopt the Lakemoor Comprehensive Plan. Please download and read the final plan and its appendices today.
Appendix A: Existing Conditions Report
Appendix B: Public Engagement
Appendix C: Fiscal Analysis of Development Scenario
The public had several opportunities to participate in the planning process. The first public meeting was held on January 19, 2012 at the Village of Lakemoor Public Works facility. The second public meeting, a visioning workshop designed to gather ideas, was held on April 19, 2012. The third public meeting, to present the Draft Comprehensive Plan, was held on November 3, 2012. A Public Hearing to recommend the adoption of the Comprehensive Plan to the Planning Commission was held on Tuesday, January 23, 2013.
Open House Posters
The Public Open House, held in November 2012, featured several posters summarizing the contents of the Lakemoor Comprehensive Plan. View the posters to learn more about the key recommendations.
- Planning Process
- Principles and Policies
- Future Land Use Plan
- Open Space and Natural Resources
- Economic Development
- Town Center Vision
- Homes and Neighborhoods
- Community Services, Facilities, and Infrastructure
- Coordinated Development
Berenice Vallecillos, CMAP Outreach & Engagement Specialist (email@example.com or 312-363-8623)
Project News Coverage
Lakemoor residents asked to help in shaping the village's big picture, Daily Herald, April 17, 2012
Lakemoor continues planning project, Triblocal, March 26, 2012
Lakemoor gets help with future vision, Daily Herald, November 25, 2011
New logo, motto sought as Lakemoor looks to hone an identity, Daily Herald, November 1, 2012
Lakemoor to consider Walgreens plan, Northwest Herald, January 10, 2013
Vision for Lakemoor finally set for a vote, Northwest Herald, January 20, 2013
Lakemoor adopts long-range plan, Northwest Herald, March 1, 2013
Lakemoor's old Village Hall to be demolished, Northwest Herald, March 14, 2013
Not too late for Lakemoor, Northwest Herald, April, 23, 2013
The LTA home page has details of activities sponsored by the HUD Sustainable Communities grant to CMAP for support of community projects that advance the principles of GO TO 2040. Planning assistance and grants for local projects across metropolitan Chicago are now available through the Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) Community Planning Program and CMAP Local Technical Assistance Program at www.rtachicago.com/applications.
An interactive map of local case studies describes projects and people that exemplify the goals and objectives of GO TO 2040.
CMAP's Local Ordinances and Toolkits program provides resources to municipalities interested in pursuing policies that are aligned with GO TO 2040 recommendations.