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A Comprehensive Plan for Lakemoor

On February 28, 2013, the Village of Lakemoor affirmed its commitment to community development and prosperity by voting unanimously to adopt the Lakemoor Comprehensive Plan. Please download and read the final plan and the appendices Existing Conditions Report, Public Engagement, and Fiscal Analysis of Development Scenario today.

Originally formed as a summer vacation destination, the Village of Lakemoor grew as visitors decided to settle in this community and enjoy its assets and natural scenery. Lakemoor surrounds Lily Lake and includes a number of small lakes, ponds, wetlands, and natural preserves within and adjacent to its boundary. Over the last 15 years, Lakemoor has experienced new residential development, primarily north of Route 120.

During the winter of 2011, the Village of Lakemoor embarked on an interactive, community-based process to update its comprehensive plan. The Lakemoor Comprehensive Plan provides a framework to make informed investment decisions, to address current community issues, and to reach long-term goals. Together, the Village of Lakemoor, community stakeholders, and CMAP explored opportunities in land-use planning, residential and commercial development, transportation, parks and open space, and numerous other aspects important to the Village's prosperity. The comprehensive plan builds upon the community's assets and identify ways to support regional goals from the GO TO 2040 comprehensive regional plan.

The process to update the comprehensive plan includes three phases. The first phase included a detailed analysis of existing land uses, resources, and community facilities, as well as gathering initial public input regarding the issues and opportunities in the Village. During the second phase, the community created a shared vision for the future and identify specific goals and recommendations to achieve that vision. The third phase developed an implementation strategy intended to help the community put the plan's recommendations into action.

Public Engagement

The public had several opportunities to participate in the planning process. The first public meeting was held on January 19, 2012 at the Village of Lakemoor Public Works facility. The second public meeting, a visioning workshop designed to gather ideas, was held on April 19, 2012. The third public meeting, to present the Draft Comprehensive Plan, was held on November 3, 2012. A Public Hearing to recommend the adoption of the Comprehensive Plan to the Planning Commission was held on Tuesday, January 23, 2013.

Open House Posters

The Public Open House, held in November 2012, featured several posters summarizing the contents of the Lakemoor Comprehensive Plan. View the posters to learn more about the key recommendations.

News Coverage

Lakemoor residents asked to help in shaping the village's big picture, Daily Herald, April 17, 2012.

Lakemoor continues planning project, Triblocal, March 26, 2012.

Lakemoor gets help with future vision, Daily Herald, November 25, 2011.

New logo, motto sought as Lakemoor looks to hone an identity, Daily Herald, November 1, 2012.

Lakemoor to consider Walgreens plan, Northwest Herald, January 10, 2013.

Vision for Lakemoor finally set for a vote, Northwest Herald, January 20, 2013.

Lakemoor adopts long-range plan, Northwest Herald, March 1, 2013.

Lakemoor's old Village Hall to be demolished, Northwest Herald, March 14, 2013

Not too late for Lakemoor, Northwest Herald, April, 23, 2013

Lakemoor ready to tackle to-do list, Northwest Herald, July 10, 2013

Residents raise concerns about Lakemoor boast ramp, Northwest Herald, September 2, 2013

Lakemoor ready to raze old village hall, Daily Herald, October 24, 2013

Lakemoor to decide on new village hall site, Northwest Herald, December 4, 2013

Lakemoor looks to intersection to spur development, Daily Herald, December 9, 2013

Grant boost open space projects, Chicago Tribune, October 6, 2014

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Contacts

David Alarcon, Village Administrator, Village of Lakemoor (david@lakemoor.net or 815-385-1117)

Nora Beck, CMAP Associate Planner (nbeck@cmap.illinois.gov or 312-676-7470)

Berenice Vallecillos, CMAP Outreach & Engagement Specialist (bvallecillos@cmap.illinois.gov or 312-363-8623)

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