LTA Call for Projects

Jul 7, 2014

2015 LTA Call for Projects

CMAP announced 25 new LTA projects in October 2014. The fourth wave of projects through the LTA program emphasize implementation of past plans, such as updates of zoning and regulations, creation of capital improvement plans, and analysis of municipal review procedures.  For more information, review a press release and full list of the fourth round of LTA projects. 

About the 2015 LTA Program

CMAP has established the Local Technical Assistance (LTA) program to direct resources to communities to pursue planning work that helps to implement GO TO 2040.  In conjunction with the RTA's Community Planning program, CMAP held a call for LTA projects in spring and summer 2014.  Applications were due on June 26, 2014. memo summarizing basic application statistics, the review process, and brief overviews of submitted projects is now available. Project selection is expected in early October.   

In total, 104 applications were submitted by 77 different applicants to the LTA program.  An additional 22 applications were submitted to the RTA for consideration through their Community Planning program.  Details of the projects being reviewed by the RTA are available on their website.  

A variety of project types from across the region were submitted.  Projects addressing zoning or other regulations were the most common, with 20 submitted.  Plans that dealt with a specific corridor or subarea were also common, as were transportation plans.  A few new project types – analysis of development review processes, and capital improvement plans – were specifically solicited, and six projects of these types were received.  Project applications can be downloaded below.

2015 Project Applications

City of Chicago

North/Nortwest Cook

West Cook

South Cook

Southwest Cook


Kane County

Kendall County

Lake County

McHenry County

Will County


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