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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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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
February 21, 2014

Photos from Cook County plan meetings

Pictures are  available  from Cook County's Planning for Progress kickoff meeting and recent series of interactive workshops. The strategic plan will guide funding requests,... Read More About Photos from Cook County plan meetings
February 13, 2014

Housing survey for Northeast DuPage County residents

Residents of Addison, Bensenville, Villa Park, and Wood Dale can provide feedback on the types and location of housing they'd like to see in their communities at http://www.nedupage.... Read More About Housing survey for Northeast DuPage County residents
February 4, 2014

GO TO 2040 Wins National Smart Growth Award

GO TO 2040 wins national Smart Growth award. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA) has  announced that the GO TO 2040 comprehensive regional plan is the  2013... Read More About GO TO 2040 Wins National Smart Growth Award
February 4, 2014

North Cook Workshops RESCHEDULED

The North Cook workshops in Arlington Heights for Cook County's Planning for Progress effort have been rescheduled to February 11 due to snow.  Register  on-line. The... Read More About North Cook Workshops RESCHEDULED
January 28, 2014

Planning for Progress: West Cook public workshops

January 29, 2014 Session Option 1: 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. Session Option 2: 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. Berwyn Public Library Community Room: 2701 S. Harlem Avenue, Berwyn Hosted by Cook... Read More About Planning for Progress: West Cook public workshops
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With funding from a Sustainable Communities Regional Planning grant by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, 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. See below for the most recent update on project status, as well as links to several projects that are underway.  Also, see a videos of  an overview of the LTA program and "Planning Locally for Livability."

CMAP recently 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 135 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 (4-2-14).

LTA Projects Underway

Antioch Lifestyle Corridor 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
Cook County Planning For Progress (Consolidated Plan and CEDS)
Des Plaines (link to external site) Apache Park Neighborhood Plan
DuPage County (link to external site) Corridor Policies, Principles, and Framework Plan
Franklin Park Industrial Area Plan
Hinsdale Parking Management
Homes for a Changing Region

Housing Policy Plans

Kane County Implementation Strategy for Long Range Transit Plan
Kedzie Avenue (Chicago) Corridor 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
Lynwood Comprehensive Plan
Lyons Comprehensive Plan
Morton Grove Subarea Plan
Niles (link to external site) Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan
Oswego Commercial Market Analysis Study
Park Forest Development Regulations Update
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
SSMMA -- I-294 / I-57 (link to external site) Land Use and Economic Development Plan
Summit Comprehensive Plan
University of Illinois at Chicago Multimodal Transportation Plan
Waukegan Commercial Corridor Plan
Westchester Comprehensive 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
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
Hoffman Estates Strategic Manufacturing and Workforce Development Plan
Joliet Redevelopment Plan
Lakemoor Comprehensive Plan
Lake County Sustainable Food System
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

 

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