UPDATE: The final plan, revised based on public and staff comment, was adopted by the Village Board of Trustees at its meeting on Monday, June 6, 2016. The final plan is available for download here. The YouTube video below provides a presentation of the plan process and highlights key recommendations and strategies.
The Village of Carol Stream, located in north central DuPage County, is within close proximity to I-355, I-88, and the O'Hare International and DuPage County Airports. The Village was originally developed as a planned community that would offer ample business and employment opportunities for its residents to live and work in the same area.
Today, the Village has a diverse population, a variety of housing options, booming industrial parks, growing commercial and retail areas, and an award-winning park district. Building off these community assets, CMAP's Local Technical Assistance (LTA) program helped the Village create a new comprehensive plan. The new plan provides policy direction in the areas of economic development, housing, open space and recreation, image and identity, and other quality-of-life factors.
The comprehensive planning process is comprised of three phases. The first phase included an analysis of the Village's existing conditions using information gathered from the steering committee, interviews with key stakeholders, a community workshop, data, and existing plans and studies. The second phase focused on creating a vision for the Village through input gathered at the community visioning workshop, focus groups, and an online interactive survey. The third phase included plan creation, community feedback, and plan adoption.