The City of Sandwich is located on the border of DeKalb, Kendall, and LaSalle Counties, 21 miles southwest of Aurora, Illinois. Early development in the city was driven by the BNSF railroad, which passes through the center of town. Today, Sandwich is known for its vibrant downtown, rural character, and regionally famous Sandwich Fair. The city has a population of 7,540 and a land area of just under 5 square miles. For more demographic information, see the Sandwich Community Data Snapshot.
In February of 2018, the City of Sandwich and CMAP’s Local Technical Assistance (LTA) program began work on a Planning Priorities Report that will explore land use, transportation, and environmental topics in the city, and highlight opportunities for more targeted planning activities during the coming years.
The project will last eleven months, and will be divided into three phases. During the first phase, CMAP staff will work with City officials to develop a scope of work and review existing plans for the study area. Phase 2 will focus on existing conditions analysis and stakeholder interviews, in preparation for completing an initial draft of the report. The final phase will include an extensive review process for the report document, and conclude with the City of Sandwich officially adopting the report.