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CMAP is working with over 100 local governments and nonprofit organizations to implement GO TO 2040 recommendations through its LTA program.

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March 27, 2015

RTA survey results highlight effects of transit-oriented developments

The Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) released results from a survey of residents of transit-oriented developments (TOD) in the suburbs of Chicago. The report includes key findings on... Read More About RTA survey results highlight effects of transit-oriented developments
March 16, 2015

Muni-Blast, 3-16-15

CMAP's quarterly "e-blast" newsletter for metropolitan Chicago's 284 municipalities briefly highlights local planning resources that can help communities implement livability recommendations ... Read More About Muni-Blast, 3-16-15
November 25, 2014

Public input on IL Route 53/120 corridor land use plan

Thanks to all that participated in the IL Route 53/120 Corridor Land Use Plan open houses in Grayslake and Lake Zurich this November. Read More About Public input on IL Route 53/120 corridor land use plan
October 16, 2014

Over two dozen new projects added to CMAP LTA program

Twenty-five new projects led by local governments and nonprofits will receive CMAP staff assistance or grants to drive implementation of the GO TO 2040 comprehensive regional plan. Read More About Over two dozen new projects added to CMAP LTA program
July 24, 2014

CMAP Muni-Blast, 7-24-14

CMAP's quarterly "e-blast" newsletter for metropolitan Chicago's 284 municipalities briefly highlights local planning resources that can help communities implement  livability... Read More About CMAP Muni-Blast, 7-24-14
July 22, 2014

Improved GO TO 2040 Case Study Library

Completed Local Technical Assistance projects and GO TO 2040-related work are highlighted in a new interactive map. Read More About Improved GO TO 2040 Case Study Library
July 15, 2014

Community planning proposals

CMAP received 104 applications were submitted by 77 different applicants to the LTA program. Read More About Community planning proposals
June 13, 2014

Draft GO TO 2040 plan update available for public comment through August 1, 2014

Submit comments on-line and attend open house meetings throughout the region for the draft GO TO 2040 plan update and FFY 2014-19 Transportation Improvement Program. Read More About Draft GO TO 2040 plan update available for public comment through August 1, 2014
May 7, 2014

Call for Projects Informational Session

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... Read More About Call for Projects Informational Session
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With funding from a Sustainable Communities Regional Planning grant by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), CMAP initiated the Local Technical Assistance (LTA) program in 2010. The program involves providing assistance to communities across the Chicago metropolitan region to undertake planning projects that advance the principles of GO TO 2040. It is currently funded by the Federal Highway Administration, Federal Transit Administration, HUD, Economic Development Administration, Illinois Department of Transportation, Illinois Attorney General, Illinois Environmental Protection Agency, Illinois Department of Natural Resources, and Chicago Community Trust. See below for the most recent update on project status, as well as links to several projects that are underway.  See videos of an overview of the LTA program and "Planning Locally for Livability." Select implementation highlights are also available in a GO TO 2040 case studies library.

CMAP announced 25 new LTA projects in October 2014. The fourth wave of projects through the LTA program emphasize implementation of past plans, such as updates of zoning and regulations, creation of capital improvement plans, and analysis of municipal review procedures.  For more information, review a press release and full list of the fourth round of LTA projects. More information on applications received and the approval process is archived on-line

CMAP has initiated 160 local projects with local governments, nonprofits, and intergovernmental organizations to address local issues at the intersection of transportation, land use, and housing, including the natural environment, economic growth, and community development. For the latest on the LTA projects, download the LTA Program update (3-4-15).

LTA Projects Underway

Arlington Heights Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan 
Berwyn Zoning Ordinance
Berwyn (Depot District) Parking Management
Carol Stream Comprehensive Plan
Carpentersville Health Impact Assessment (HIA)
Chicago Heights Comprehensive Plan
Chinatown (Chicago) Community Vision Plan
Cicero Comprehensive Plan
Crystal Lake Transportation Master Plan
Dixmoor Planning Priorities Report
DuPage County Sustainability Best Practices Guide
Endeleo Planning Priorities Report
Evanston Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan
Fox Lake Planning Priorities Report
Fox River Corridor Plan Corridor Plan for the Fox River in the Villages of Algonquin and Carpentersville
Harvard Comprehensive Plan
Homes for a Changing Region

Housing Policy Plans

Kane County Implementation Strategy for Long Range Transit Plan
Lake County

Illinois Route 53/120 Corridor Land Use Plan

Lan-Oak Park District Park Master Plan
Lyons Comprehensive Plan
McHenry County Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy
Niles Arterial Rapid Transit (ART) Plan
Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan (links to external site)
North Chicago Comprehensive Plan
Olympia Fields Subarea Plan
Oswego, Montgomery, Yorkville Shared Services Study
Park Forest Development Regulations Update
Pilsen & Little Village (Chicago) Plan
Rosemont Comprehensive Plan
South Elgin Unified Development Ordinance
Steger Planning Priorities Report
Summit Comprehensive Plan
University of Illinois at Chicago Multimodal Transportation Plan
Waukegan Commercial Corridor Plan
Winthrop Harbor Comprehensive Plan


LTA Projects Completed

Addison Comprehensive Plan
Algonquin Downtown Plan
Alsip Comprehensive Plan
Antioch Lifestyle Corridor Plan
Bensenville Comprehensive Plan
Berwyn Comprehensive Plan
Blue Island Comprehensive Plan
Big Rock Comprehensive Plan
Bronzeville Retail Land Use Plan
Black Metropolis National Heritage Area Commission Feasibility Study
Calumet City Comprehensive Plan
Campton Hills Comprehensive Plan
Carpentersville Subarea Plan
Chicago Green Healthy Neighborhoods Land Use Plan
Chicago Housing Authority (CHA) LeClaire Courts Transportation Access Study
Cook County Planning For Progress (Consolidated Plan and CEDS)
Des Plaines Apache Park Neighborhood Plan
Downers Grove Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan
DuPage County Corridor Policies, Principles, and Framework Plan
DuPage Water Comission Resource Guide
Elburn Comprehensive Plan
Elgin Sidewalk Gap Analysis
Elmwood Park Comprehensive Plan
Evanston Water Conservation and Efficiency Plan
Fairmont Neighborhood Plan
Ferson-Otter Creek Waterhsed Ordiance Assessment
Forest Preserves of Cook County Municipal Connection Case Studies
Fox Lake Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan
Franklin Park Industrial Area Plan
Glen Ellyn Downtown Streetscape and Parking Study
Hanover Park Corridor Study
Hinsdale Parking Management Plan 
Hoffman Estates Strategic Manufacturing and Workforce Development Plan
Illinois Department of Natural Resources Water Loss Assessment 
Joliet Redevelopment Plan
Kane County Public Land for Local Food Production Report
Kedzie Avenue (Chicago) Corridor Plan
Lakemoor Comprehensive Plan
Lake County Sustainability Chapter
Sustainable Food System
Lansing Comprehensive Plan
Lincolnwood Corridor Plan
Lynwood Comprehensive Plan
Maywood Retail Market Analysis
McHenry County Subarea Plan
Morton Grove Subarea Plan
New Lenox Corridor Plan
Niles Environmental Action Plan
Norridge Comprehensive Plan
Northlake Comprehensive Plan
Northwest Water Planning Alliance Drought Preparedness and Response Plan
Oak Lawn Corridor Study
Oak Park Water Conservation and Efficiency Plan
Orland Park Water Conservation Code
Oswego Commercial Market Analysis Study
Park Forest

Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan
Sustainability Plan

Plainfield Downtown Transportation Plan
Prospect Heights Comprehensive Plan Update
Red Line South Extension Livability Project
Richton Park Comprehensive Plan and Zoning Update
Riverside Central Business District
Round Lake Heights Comprehensive Plan
Seven Generations Ahead Sustainability Data Project
Silver Creek and Sleepy Hollow Creek Watershed Ordinance Assessment
South Elgin Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan
SSMMA Housing Investment Tool
I-294 / I-57 Land Use and Economic Development Plan
Westchester Comprehensive Plan
Wheeling Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan 
Wicker Park-Bucktown Parking Management Plan
Will County Brownfield Prioritization for Solar Energy Development Report
Worth Planning Priorities Report



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