Homes for a Changing Region
CMAP is currently working with Kane County to provide Homes for a Changing Region plans to two clusters of eight municipalities along the Fox River. The first cluster includes Carpentersville, East Dundee, Elgin, and West Dundee. Work in Batavia, Geneva, North Aurora, and St Charles will begin this summer and is made possible through Kane County staff participation as part of the Kane County Planning Cooperative.
Homes for a Changing Region enables municipal leaders to chart future demand and supply trends for housing in their communities and develop long-term housing policy plans. These plans aim to create a balanced mix of housing, serve current and future populations, and enhance livability.
Homes for a Changing Region includes the following components:
- Analysis of each community's existing housing supply that compares the type and price of housing stock to the age, income, and tenure (rental or owner-occupied) of the population.
- A subregional housing analysis that identifies opportunities and gaps in the housing profile and looks for opportunities for collaboration between neighboring communities.
- A workforce housing analysis that focuses on the match between the sub-region's key employment sectors and the existing housing stock.
- A market segmentation analysis that uses industry standard data to separate each community's housing markets into key household types. Our recommendations will focus on meeting the current and future needs of each segment, along with strategies for attracting targeted segments.
- Design, planning, and facilitation of one public workshop for each community.
- A series of policy and strategic recommendations for creating a balanced, sustainable future housing supply, along with targeted goals that can be used to determine a community's future progress in implementing the plan.
- Design visualizations for a focus area in each community.
Current Participants (CMAP LTA Program)
Fox Valley Homes Upper Cluster
Fox Valley Homes Lower Cluster
The Fox Valley Homes Cluster will each host a public workshop in their community to discuss how national, regional, and local housing trends will shape housing supply and demand over the next 30 years. Residents will have the opportunity to learn about the different types of housing developments in their community and where the expected residential growth likely will occur. Come learn about your community and give us your input on what you would like to change or preserve!
Monday, June 10, 2013
7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Village Hall Annex
120 Barrington Ave.
East Dundee, IL 60118
Tuesday, June 11, 2013
7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Public Works Building
1075 Tamarac Drive
Carpentersville, IL 60110
Tuesday, June 18, 2013
7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Public Safety Center II
100 Carrington Drive
West Dundee, IL 60118
Elgin Community Workshop
Wednesday, June 19, 2013
7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
100 Symphony Way
Elgin, IL 60120
All are welcome! Please feel free to drop in at any time! To RSVP, contact Berenice Vallecillos (firstname.lastname@example.org or 312-386-8623).
Northwest Suburban Housing Collaborative
West Cook County Housing Collaborative (2012)
South Suburban Housing Collaborative (2011)
Click here to download full plan (PDF 4MB)
The project team will work with multiple communities within the same subregion to identify individual housing-related opportunities along with common subregional housing objectives. This approach aligns with the goals of GO TO 2040 as it helps to balance the need for local autonomy while advancing the benefits of regional cooperation. The CMAP Housing Committee serves as the "advisory committee" for the project and reviews progress on a quarterly basis. This committee includes representation from the Illinois Housing Development Authority (IHDA), local nonprofit organizations, the development community, advocacy groups, and municipal staff.
The Metropolitan Mayors Caucus receives funding support for this project from the Chicago Community Trust, and the Harris Family Foundation. CMAP's LTA program receives funding support from a U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Sustainable Communities Regional Planning Grant.
Project News Coverage
Workshop set on future of housing in Dundee Twp. towns, Courier-News, May 9, 2013
Report: Palatine needs more senior housing in future, Patch.com, May 1, 2013
Agency releases housing report for Northwest Suburbs, Chicago Tribune, April 30, 2013
Future of housing looked at in the burbs, Journal Online, May 18,2012.
Plan will focus on future housing in Mt. Prospect, Journal Online, May 14, 2012.
Village Leaders, Citizens to Consider Future Housing Needs, Patch.com, May 9, 2012.
A housing how-to for the Southland, Southtown Star, January 30, 2012.
Reisdents participate in housing 'game', Oak Leaves, August 30, 2011
Local workshops on 'Homes for a Changing Region' start this week, Courier-News, June 4, 2013
Elgin, others look to chart housing needs, Daily Herald, June 7, 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.