LTA Call for Projects
Attention: The next call for projects for CMAP's LTA program will open May 2 and close June 26. An informational session will be held at CMAP on Tuesday, June 3 at 9:00 a.m. RSVP to Dan Olson (email@example.com or 312-386-8760). Check back soon for more information.
Additionally, CMAP is cosponsoring GreenTown Chicago from May 21-22, 2014. Attendees can participate in an "LTA track" to learn about successful Local Technical Assistance projects from around the region in advance of our next call for LTA projects. CMAP is offering a limited number of complimentary admissions for municipal staff (one per community). To RSVP, contact Berenice Vallecillos (firstname.lastname@example.org) by April 21.
CMAP established the Local Technical Assistance (LTA) program to direct resources to communities to pursue planning work that helps to implement GO TO 2040. In conjunction with the RTA's Community Planning program, CMAP held a call for LTA projects in spring and summer 2013. Applications were due on June 26, 2013. A memo summarizes applications received and the review process. A final list of selected projects and press release from November 2013 are available.
In total, 67 applications were submitted by 58 different applicants to the LTA program. An additional 18 applications were submitted to the RTA for consideration through their Community Planning program. Details of the projects being reviewed by the RTA are available on their website.
Applications were received from across the entire region, and were submitted by a variety of groups. Most were submitted by local governments (municipalities and counties) but some were submitted by other units of government or by nongovernmental groups. Many projects – at least 15 – contained multijurisdictional components.
A variety of project types were submitted. The most common type of project was a transportation plan (14), and many of these focused on bicycle and pedestrian elements. Other common project types included subarea or corridor plans (13) and comprehensive plans (12). Project applications can be downloaded below.
2014 Project Applications
City of Chicago
- Bronzeville Urban Development land use plan
- Chicago Department of Housing and Economic Development neighborhood plan for West Pullman
- Chicago Department of Transportation / Chicago Department of Housing and Economic Development downtown parking policy study
- Chicago State University Presidential library support proposal
- Developing Communities Project transit-oriented development plan
- Southside Broadband Expansion Collaborative community mapping project
- Urban Innovation Center transit-oriented development and cargo-oriented development plan
North / Northwest Cook
- Arlington Heights bicycle and pedestrian plan
- Glenview sustainability and natural resources plan
- Northbrook bicycle and pedestrian plan
- Northbrook Park District route signage and wayfinding information
- Berwyn capital improvement plan
- Broadview corridor study
- Brookfield comprehensive plan and zoning ordinance
- Franklin Park comprehensive plan
- LaGrange Park tax increment financing study
- Oak Park zoning ordinance update
- Oak Park Bicycle Plan
- West Central Municipal Conference bicycle and pedestrian corridor study
- West Suburban Chamber of Commerce and Industry multijurisdictional transit-oriented development and cargo-oriented development implementation plan
- Westchester zoning ordinance
- Park Forest bike and pedestrian plan
- Park Forest retail and housing market analysis
- Park Forest -- an additional project involving pedestrian access to the 211th Street Metra station is being evaluated by the RTA.
- Prairie State College environmental management plan
- Riverdale comprehensive land use and economic development strategy
- Riverdale -- an additional project involving a transit-oriented development plan update is being evaluated by the RTA.
- South Suburban Mayors and Managers Association support for the Calumet Green Manufacturing Partnership
- South Suburban Mayors and Managers Association complete streets and trails plan
- South Suburban Mayors and Managers Association -- an additional SSMMA project involving high-speed rail stations is being evaluated by the RTA.
- Thornton comprehensive plan
- Carol Stream comprehensive plan
- DuPage County corridor plan
- DuPage County sustainability plan
- DuPage County Housing Planning Group (Hanover Park, Glendale Heights, West Chicago) Homes for a Changing Region study
- Glen Ellyn pedestrian and bicycle plan
- Wayne comprehensive zoning ordinance
- Woodridge community needs assessment
- Campton Hills zoning ordinance
- Gilberts comprehensive plan
- Kane County Development & Community Services Department Health Impact Assessment
- Pingree Grove comprehensive plan
- South Elgin form-based unified development ordinance
- Kendall County "Countywide Pay as We Grow Plan"
- Montgomery subdivision control ordinance
- Montgomery transit-oriented zoning ordinance
- Oswego, Montgomery, Yorkville sub-regional coordination and shared services study
- Lake County Community Foundation Homes for a Changing Region study
- Lake County Stormwater Management Commission wetland restoration and preservation plan
- North Chicago comprehensive plan and zoning update
- Old Mill Creek sewer line plan
- Round Lake Beach comprehensive sidewalk and trail plan
- Waukegan downtown and lakefront connectivity and redevelopment plan
- Waukegan bike and pedestrian connectivity plan
- Winthrop Harbor comprehensive plan
- Zion comprehensive plan
- Algonquin downtown redevelopment plan
- Algonquin subarea plan for unincorporated land
- Algonquin river access and corridor study
- Barrington Hills multi-jurisdictional, regional bikeway
- Crystal Lake master transportation plan
- Harvard comprehensive plan
- McHenry County Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy
- Braidwood comprehensive plan
- Crete comprehensive plan update
- Governor's State University sub-regional green infrastructure plan
- Joliet Chicago Street corridor plan