The Village of Elmwood Park offers numerous community amenities that provide a high quality of life for its residents. These include a centrally located Metra train station, renowned restaurants, and an active civic center of municipal facilities. Elmwood Park is located adjacent to the City of Chicago in central Cook County and has a legacy of historically significant housing stock that can be traced back to the early 20th Century. Today, the Village continues to harness its historic strengths while addressing present issues to create a prosperous, sustainable community for generations to come.
CMAP's Local Technical Assistance (LTA) program is currently working with Elmwood Park to update its comprehensive plan. This comprehensive plan will capitalize upon the Village's assets to address current local issues and provide a roadmap to reach long-term goals. The plan will build upon previous planning efforts such as the Village's 1995 "Comprehensive Local Plan" and the 2006 "Station Area Plan." It will also identify unique opportunities to support the recommendations identified in the GO TO 2040 comprehensive regional plan. Elmwood Park's comprehensive planning process will explore topics such as: future land use; transportation and infrastructure; parks and open space; community facilities; economic development; and community identity. In addition, there will be a strong focus on implementation strategies to ensure the strength and longevity of the plan.