A Comprehensive Plan for Carol Stream
The Village of Carol Stream, located in north central DuPage County, is within close proximity to I-355, I-88, and the O'Hare International and DuPage County Airports. The Village was originally developed as a planned community that would offer ample business and employment opportunities for its residents to live and work in the same area.
Today, the Village has a diverse population, a variety of housing options, booming industrial parks, growing commercial and retail areas, and an award-winning park district. Building off these community assets, CMAP's Local Technical Assistance (LTA) program is helping the Village create a new comprehensive plan. The new plan will provide policy direction in the areas of economic development, housing redevelopment, tax structure, open space and recreation, and other quality-of-life factors.
The comprehensive planning process is comprised of three phases. The first phase includes an analysis of the Village's existing conditions using information gathered from the steering committee, interviews with key stakeholders, a community workshop, data, and existing plans and studies. The second phase will focus on creating a vision for the Village through input gathered at the community visioning workshop, focus groups, and an on-line interactive survey. The third phase will include plan creation, community feedback, and plan adoption.
The public kick-off meeting for the Carol Stream comprehensive plan was held on Wednesday, April 23rd, at the Fire Protection District Headquarters, located at 365 Kuhn Road. In addition to learning about the comprehensive planning process, more than 30 community residents and stakeholders talked about their vision for Carol Stream. Meeting attendees also discussed the strengths and challenges throughout the Village, particularly related to housing, economic development, transportation, natural environment, community facilities, and community character. A detailed summary of the workshop will be available in the near future.
Carol Stream, CMAP to Develop New Comprehensive Plan, Surburban Life, May 2, 2014
Village Begins Work to Complete Strategic Plan, The Examiner of Carol Stream, February 26, 2014
Carol Stream Upgrading Its Planning Strategy, Daily Herald, February 7, 2014
Don Bastian, Village of Carol Stream Assistant Community Development Director (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Nicole Woods, CMAP Associate Planner (email@example.com or 312-676-7468)
Samantha Sherrod, CMAP Associate, Outreach and Community Engagement (firstname.lastname@example.org or 312-386-8712)
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