A Plan for the Old Town Area of Carpentersville
On July 10, 2012, the Village of Carpentersville Board of Trustees officially adopted the Village of Carpentersville's Old Town Plan, which is the product of a community planning process that began in September 2011. The final plan is available for download here.
The Village of Carpentersville's Old Town Area has many historic strengths and community assets that provide a high quality of life for its residents, shoppers, and employees. Strategically situated within Dundee Township in Kane County, the Village is approximately 35 miles northwest of the City of Chicago. The Village's Old Town Area has seen a tremendous amount of reinvestment primarily through existing businesses. Priorities set in the Village's comprehensive plan recommended vibrant, mixed-use development for the Old Town Area. CMAP's Local Technical Assistance (LTA) program helped Carpentersville draft a long-range plan that will guide the area's future growth and focus on implementation.
Old Town Plan
Click here to view the village's official plan for Old Town, adopted July 10, 2012.
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 Carpentersville's Old Town. This report formed the basis of the Old Town Plan's recommendations.
Community Outreach Appendix
Please click here for appendix.
The third phase of public engagement was an Open House format, which was held in the Carpentersville Village Hall from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, February 7, 2012. With no formal presentation during this open house, nearly 100 attendees --including elected officials, residents, and business owners -- dropped by to review and comment on the draft Old Town Area plan's recommendations.
In addition to the February Open House, the public has had multiple opportunities to participate in this planning process. In November, 2011, the public contributed during the first phase of the Old Town Area plan by attending the kick-off meeting to discuss issues that the plan should address in addition to sharing their ideas about how the Old Town Area should look in the future.
Joe Wade, Village of Carpentersville, (email@example.com)
Trevor Dick, CMAP Senior Planner, (firstname.lastname@example.org or 312- 386-8606)
For more on the project and upcoming events, please check http://vil.carpentersville.il.us/.
Project News Coverage
Carpentersville pushes ahead with Old Town plan, The Courier-News, July 11, 2012.
Plan to help guide Carpentersville's vision of Old Town, Daily Herald, July 5, 2012.
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