POSTPONED: The public open house scheduled for Tuesday, March 24, 2020 has been postponed and will be rescheduled for a later date.
After decades of gravel mining, several parcels of land along the IL Route 31 corridor will soon become suitable for restoration and development. These sites are located along the boundary between the Villages of Algonquin and Cary alongside several unincorporated areas. CMAP’s Local Technical Assistance (LTA) Program and the Villages of Algonquin and Cary are collaborating to develop a subarea plan that will establish a long term vision for the mining sites and surrounding area and recommend strategies for land use and development, environmental protection, recreation, transportation, and utility infrastructure.
Building on recent planning efforts in Downtown Algonquin as well as the Village of Cary’s recently adopted Comprehensive Plan, the Algonquin-Cary Subarea Plan will also evaluate project phasing and implementation strategies. These could include, but are not limited to utility coordination and economic development partnerships (such as a tax sharing agreement) that will be beneficial to both communities. The project will be founded on robust community engagement to ensure that the end product is driven by the needs and vision of the community, including residents, business owners, property owners, and other community stakeholders.