2018 Call for Projects

Nov 1, 2018

2018 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 and ON TO 2050.  In conjunction with the RTA's Community Planning program, CMAP held a call for LTA projects in fall 2018.  Applications were due on October 26, 2018. 

In total, 74 applications were submitted by 66 different applicants.  The RTA will be evaluating 12 applications. CMAP will be evaluating 61 applications, and the agencies will jointly evaluate the Elevated Chicago application. Links to the applications being evaluated by CMAP are found here, and information on the projects being reviewed by the RTA is available here.  A summary memo of all applications can be found here


2018 Applications Evaluated by CMAP

Applications are listed by County, and Chicago-focused applications are listed separately. Scroll down or click here for a list of applications evaluated by the RTA.


City of Chicago

Austin Coming Together Central Avenue corridor study
Blacks in Green Sustainable Square Mile implementation strategy
Chicago Department of Planning and Development activating the boulevards plan
Elevated Chicago workplan implementation assistance (Letters of Support)
Friends of the Parks lakefront parks system planning (Letter of Support)
John Jones Academic Association aviation hub
Kids First Chicago transportation and access plan (Letters of Support)
North Branch Works infrastructure accessibility study


North / Northwest Cook County

Arlington Heights livable communities plan
Bartlett bike plan (also in DuPage and Kane Counties)
Bartlett comprehensive plan update (also in DuPage and Kane Counties)
Bartlett exterior lighting regulations update (also in DuPage and Kane Counties)
Bartlett parking regulations update (also in DuPage and Kane Counties)
Evanston inclusive growth framework plan
Schiller Park comprehensive plan
Streamwood bicycle and pedestrian plan


West Cook County

Berkeley corridor plan
Central Council of Mayors stormwater and transportation plan (Letters of Support)


South Cook County

Calumet City interchange feasibility study
Chicago Heights sustainable water planning study
Ford Heights comprehensive plan
Posen comprehensive plan
Posen real-time emergency information displays
Richton Park municipal economic development incentive application assessment and implementation plan


Southwest Cook County

Chicago Ridge interchange economic impact study (Letters of Support)
Countryside comprehensive plan
La Grange community character analysis
Lemont TOD parking utilization and civic space study
Palos Park zoning and subivision ordinance
Western Springs subarea plan (55th and Wolf Road) (Letter of Support)
Western Springs subarea plan (Gilbert and Ogden Avenue) (Letter of Support)


DuPage County

DuPage County Lake Street corridor overlay zoning district (Letter of Support)
DuPage County Department of Transportation East Branch Trail Central Trunk feasibility study
Roselle zoning ordinance update (also in Cook County)
Villa Park comprehensive plan update


Kane County

Burlington comprehensive plan update
East Dundee Fox River corridor subarea plan
Geneva developer discussion panel
Geneva zoning code update


Kendall County

Oswego unified development ordinance


Lake County

Fox Lake form-based code for Route 12
Highland Park housing market study
Lake County HUD 5-year consolidated plan update
Lake Zurich zoning and land development code update
Libertyville developer discussion panel (brownfield site)
Libertyville developer discussion panel (Milwaukee/Peterson)
Waukegan unified development ordinance


McHenry County

Algonquin comprehensive parks and recreation master plan (Letter of Support)
Lake in the Hills unified development ordinance and zoning
Lakemoor town center plan
Lakewood Route 47 corridor plan
McHenry County comprehensive agricultural resource guide
McHenry County Fox River corridor plan
Prairie Grove comprehensive plan update


Will County

Joliet site plan and RFP development
Minooka comprehensive plan update (also in Kendall County)
Mokena comprehensive plan update
Monee comprehensive plan update
Peotone planning priorities report
Plainfield central area master plan
Will County comprehensive freight transportation and land use plan


Regionally Focused

Forest Preserves of Cook County multimodal transportation access plan


2018 Applications Evaluated by RTA

Summaries of Applications evaluated by RTA are found here

Aurora TOD plan
Beach Park Metra station feasibility study 
Cary TOD plan 
Chicago Department of Transportation 31st Street corridor study
Chicago Transit Authority Red Line Extension study
Crystal Lake TOD plan
Elevated Chicago workplan implementation assistance
Itasca downtown strategic action plan update
Metra station optimization analysis
Pace Suburban Bus I-294 Tri-State market and facilities assessment
Park Forest transportation alternatives study
Riverside TOD zoning code update
Woodstock Metra railyard relocation
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