LTA Call for Projects

Jul 12, 2017

2017 LTA Call for Projects

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 2017.  Applications were due on June 29, 2017. memo summarizing basic application statistics, the review process, and brief overviews of submitted projects is now available here. Project selection is expected in early October.   

In total, 80 applications were submitted by 69 different applicants to the LTA program.  An additional 13 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.  

Project types this year showed some variation from past years.  Subarea or corridor plans were the most common types of plans this year, with 27 applications.  15 transportation-related plans were submitted this year, a decline from 24 in the previous application round, but many of the corridor plans included significant transportation components.  Very few environmentally-focused plans were submitted as stand-alone projects, although many other applications did have environmental components.

Update: On October 11, 2017, the CMAP Board and MPO Policy Committee voted to approve 34 new projects into the Local Technical Assistance Program. 

Read a media release on the newly selected projects 

The new projects are listed below. You can also read descriptions of each project or view a map:


Applicant Project
Algonquin and Cary Subarea Plan
Aurora Regional Mobility Plan
Beach Park Regional Bike Plan
Beecher Comprehensive Plan
Bridgeport and Canaryville Planning Priorities Report
Calumet Park Comprehensive Plan
Carol Stream Zoning Code Update
Channahon Comprehensive Plan
Chicago Office of Management and Budget Consolidated Plan Assistance
Coalition for a Better Chinese American Community Parking Study
Cook County Bureau of Economic Development South Suburban Economic Growth Initiative
DuPage County Corridor Study
Far South Community Development Corporation Existing Conditions and Market Analysis
Forest Preserves of Cook County River Trail Feasibility Study
Frankfort Plan Commissioner Training
Illinois International Port District Planning Priorities Report
Justice I&M Canal Trail Extension Feasibility Study
Kane County Transfer of Development Rights Research
Matteson Transportation and Streetscape Plan
Maywood Zoning Sketchup Diagrams
McHenry County Council of Governments Shared Services Plan
McKinley Park Development Council Neighborhood Plan
Midlothian Stormwater Management Plan
Montgomery Zoning Ordinance Update
North Avenue District North Avenue Corridor Plan
Northwest Municipal Conference Multimodal Transportation Plan
Northwest Side Housing Center Transit-Oriented Economic Development Plan
Oswego, Montgomery, and Yorkville Shared Water Treatment Plant Study
Robbins Stormwater, TOD and Industrial Area Plan
Sandwich Planning Priorities Report
Sauk Village Comprehensive Plan
South Suburban Mayors and Managers Association Capacity Building and Training
Summit Zoning Code Update
Thornton Planning Priorities Report


2017 Project Applications

City of Chicago

North / Northwest Cook

West Cook

South Cook

Southwest Cook

DuPage County

Kane County

Kendall County

Lake County

McHenry County

Will County

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