UPDATE: The Village of Franklin Park unanimously adopted the O'Hare Industrial Corridor Plan on Monday, November 24, 2014.
The Village of Franklin Park, located in Cook County just south of O'Hare International Airport, is home to one of the largest industrial areas in Illinois. In light of the development of major capital projects related to nearby O'Hare Airport -- including the Elgin-O'Hare Western Access (EOWA) project, one of five new major capital projects recommended by GO TO 2040 – the Village of Franklin Park has created an industrial area plan to align with those future improvements.
Building upon previous planning studies, market analyses, existing conditions, and community input, CMAP's Local Technical Assistance (LTA) program helped the Village to create the Franklin Park O'Hare Industrial Corridor Plan. This plan provides guidance for the area's future growth, with strategies to support the Village's industrial businesses and overall economic prosperity.
The process included three phases. The first phase included an analysis of the area's existing conditions, as well as the collection of initial input from the business community and the general public regarding the issues and opportunities for the industrial area. The second phase consisted of creating a shared vision and outlining specific goals and recommendations necessary to achieve the vision. The third phase was the development of an implementation strategy that put the goals and recommendations into action.