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Local Technical Assistance

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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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
April 11, 2014

Free form-based codes workshop

CMAP and the Form-Based Codes Institute will host a free workshop on May 16. Read More About Free form-based codes workshop
April 1, 2014

Muni-Blast, 4-1-14

CMAP's quarterly survey for communities highlights our biennial 2014 municipal survey, discounted registration for GreenTown, and more. Read More About Muni-Blast, 4-1-14
March 25, 2014

Parking Strategies for Berwyn

The City of Berwyn is committed to promoting a sustainable environment that enhances vitality and quality of life. Since the City adopted its Comprehensive Plan in October 2012, Berwyn has... Read More About Parking Strategies for Berwyn
March 18, 2014

White House Releases FY 2015 Budget Proposal

A CMAP Policy Update looks at regional and national implications of the Obama Administration's proposed 3.9 trillion budget for federal fiscal year 2015. Read More About White House Releases FY 2015 Budget Proposal
March 6, 2014

Fair Housing report

CMAP and the Chicago Area Fair Housing Alliance (CAFHA) have released Fair Housing and Equity Assessment: Metropolitan Chicago . The report finds that communities with a well-balanced supply of... Read More About Fair Housing report
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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 32 new LTA projects in October 2013. For more information, review a press release and full list of the third round of LTA projects. More information on applications received and the approval process is archived on-line

CMAP has initiated 139 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 (8-13-14).

LTA Projects Underway

Antioch Lifestyle Corridor Plan
Arlington Heights Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan 
Bensenville Comprehensive Plan
Berwyn Zoning Ordinance
Berwyn (Depot District) Parking Management
Big Rock Comprehensive Plan
Calumet City (link to external site)  Comprehensive Plan
Carol Stream Comprehensive Plan
Chicago Heights Comprehensive Plan
Chinatown (Chicago) Community Vision Plan
Cicero (link to external site) Comprehensive Plan
Cook County Planning For Progress (Consolidated Plan and CEDS)
Crystal Lake Transportation Master Plan
Dixmoor Planning Priorities Report
DuPage County (link to external site) Corridor Policies, Principles, and Framework Plan
Fox River Corridor Plan Corridor Plan for the Fox River in the Villages of Algonquin and Carpentersville
Franklin Park Industrial Area Plan
Harvard Comprehensive Plan
Homes for a Changing Region

Housing Policy Plans

Kane County Implementation Strategy for Long Range Transit Plan
Lansing (link to external site) Comprehensive Plan
Lake County

Sustainability Chapter
Illinois Route 53/120 Corridor Land Use Plan

Lan-Oak Park District Park Master Plan
Lyons Comprehensive Plan
Morton Grove Subarea Plan
Niles (link to external site) Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan
North Chicago Comprehensive Plan
Oswego Commercial Market Analysis Study
Oswego, Montgomery, Yorkville Shared Services Study
Park Forest Development Regulations Update
Park Forest Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan
Pilsen & Little Village (Chicago) Plan
Prospect Heights (links to external site) Comprehensive Plan Update
Richton Park (link to external site) Comprehensive Plan and Zoning Update
Rosemont Comprehensive Plan
Summit A Planning Priorities Report
University of Illinois at Chicago Multimodal Transportation Plan
Waukegan Commercial Corridor Plan
Wicker Park-Bucktown Parking Management

 

LTA Projects Completed

Addison Comprehensive Plan
Algonquin (link to external site) Downtown Plan
Alsip Comprehensive Plan
Berwyn Comprehensive Plan
Blue Island Comprehensive Plan
Bronzeville Retail Land Use Plan
Black Metropolis National Heritage Area Commission Feasibility Study
Campton Hills Comprehensive Plan
Carpentersville Sub-area Plan
Chicago Green Healthy Neighborhoods Land Use Plan
Des Plaines (link to external site) Apache Park Neighborhood Plan
Downers Grove (link to external site) Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan
DuPage Water Comission Resource Guide
Elmwood Park Comprehensive Plan
Evanston Water Conservation and Efficiency Plan
Fairmont Neighborhood Plan
Glen Ellyn (link to external site) 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 Sustainable Food System
Lynwood Comprehensive Plan
Niles Environmental Action Plan
Norridge Comprehensive Plan
Northlake Comprehensive Plan
Oak Park Water Conservation and Efficiency Plan
Orland Park Water Conservation Code
Park Forest Sustainability Plan
Plainfield (link to external site) Downtown Transportation Plan
Red Line South Extension Livability Project
Riverside Central Business District
Round Lake Heights Comprehensive Plan
SSMMA Housing Investment Tool
SSMMA (link to external site) I-294 / I-57 Land Use and Economic Development Plan
Westchester Comprehensive Plan
Will County Brownfield Prioritization for Solar Energy Development Report
Worth Planning Priorities Report

 

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