A Subarea Plan for Morton Grove Industrial Areas
The Village of Morton Grove is an inner-ring suburb located northwest of the City of Chicago. The Village has two industrial areas which are home to several businesses. Building upon previous planning studies, market analyses, existing conditions, and community input, CMAP's Local Technical Assistance (LTA) program is helping Morton Grove to draft an Industrial Areas Subarea plan. This plan will examine the industrial areas' relationship with the regional industrial market and the surrounding land uses, as well as provide guidance for the area's future growth and prosperity.
The process includes three phases. The first phase includes an analysis of the area's existing conditions, as well as gathering initial public input regarding the issues and opportunities for the industrial area. The second phase consists of creating a shared vision and outlining specific goals and recommendations necessary to achieve the vision. The third phase is developing an implementation strategy that puts the goals and recommendations into action.
The public will have several opportunities to participate in the planning process. CMAP and Village Staff have presented at elected and appointed officials public meetings. They also held a public community meeting on June 26, 2012.A "Meet & Greet" between local, regional and state economic/business development partners and the Morton Grove manufacturing businses community was held on Thursday, July 11, 2013. This event was sponsored by Village or Morton Grove, in conjunction with the Morton Grove Chamber of Commerce, CMAP, the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity and the Illinois Manufacturing Excellence Center. It gave manufacturing, production and related businesses within Morton Grove the opportunity to meet key staff and representatives from these agencies/organizations, find out about the various programs and services they offer, and provide feedback on the opportunities and challenges which exist in the Morton Grove manufacturing districts. To recieve the PowerPoint Presentation and handouts from this meeting, please contact Berenice Vallecillos (email@example.com or 312-386-8623).
Morton Grove ready to show off its industrious side, Morton Grove Champion, April 23, 2012
Morton Grove starting comprehensive plan, Niles-Morton Grove Patch, February 26, 2013
Morton Grove Reaching Out to Industrial Businesses Thursday, Niles-Morton Grove Patch, July 9, 2013
Industrial Businesses Come Out To Meet Morton Grove, Hear Plans, Niles-Morton Grove Patch, July 11, 2013
Morton Grove tells industry leaders to prepare for growth, Morton Grove Champion, July 15, 2013
Nancy Radzevich, Village of Morton Grove, Director of Community and Economic Development (firstname.lastname@example.org or 847-663-3061)
Nicole Woods, CMAP Associate Planner (email@example.com or 312-676-7468)
Berenice Vallecillos, CMAP Community Outreach Specialist (firstname.lastname@example.org or 312-386-8623)