A New Comprehensive Plan for Round Lake Heights
Located in Lake County, Round Lake Heights contains a beautiful mix of natural spaces and residential neighborhoods supported by excellent institutional and civic amenities, ensuring a high quality of life for its residents, businesses, and visitors.
Building on these assets, CMAP's Local Technical Assistance (LTA) program is now helping the Village create a comprehensive plan that will provide a roadmap for reaching the community's long-term physical, socioeconomic, and cultural goals. The Round Lake Heights comprehensive plan will contain policies and action steps to help elected and appointed officials plan for the sustainable growth of the community. The plan will address a range of topics including, but not limited to, land use and development, economic growth, open space programming, infrastructure improvements, and image and identity.
The planning process will include three phases, with public input as a key component of each phase. The first phase will involve a thorough analysis of the existing conditions within the community using information gathered through one-on-one stakeholder interviews, steering committee meetings, focus group workshops, public meetings, review of previous studies, and available demographic and economic data. Phase two will focus on creating a vision for the future of Round Lake Heights by identifying goals and objectives based on findings from the Phase 1 analysis and a public visioning workshop. The final phase will combine efforts from previous phases to create the comprehensive plan document containing policies, programs, and actions steps to be undertaken in order to achieve the community's future vision for North Lake Heights.
Existing Conditions Report
Please click here to review a report of the current state of land use, transportation, open space, and urban design features in Round Lake Heights. This report formed the basis of the Round Lake Heights comprehensive plan.
Public engagement throughout the planning process is an important part of creating a great comprehensive plan. On August 7, 2012, CMAP and the Village held a public kick-off meeting where residents discussed Round Lake Heights' greatest strengths and most pressing issues. On December 4, 2012, residents and stakeholders attended a visioning workshop at the Round Lake Middle School to discuss ways that the Village could tackle important issues and build off the community's assets. Recognizing Round Lake Heights' diverse nature, a Latino focus group meeting was held on December 10, 2012, engaging Latino families who now comprise 36% of the Round Lake Heights population. Public engagement will continue throughout the remainder of this process, including a public Open House for the draft plan to take place during the Annual Village Festival on Saturday, July 13.
Round Lake Heights Open House
Saturday, July 13, 2013
Annual Village Festival
Round Lake Heights, IL. 60073
For more information and to RSVP to this public event, please contact Ricardo Lopez, CMAP Community Outreach Specialist (firstname.lastname@example.org or 312-386-8766).
Maribel Carrillo, Village Project Manager, Village of Round Lake Heights (email@example.com or 847-546-1206)
Jonathan Burch, CMAP Associate Planner (firstname.lastname@example.org or 312-386-8690)
Ricardo Lopez, CMAP Community Outreach Specialist (email@example.com or 312-386-8766)
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.