A Planning Priorities Report for Sandwich

A Planning Priorities Report for Sandwich

UPDATE: The Sandwich City Council voted to accept the Planning Priorities Report on June 24, 2019. Download the report here.



The City of Sandwich is located on the border of DeKalb, Kendall, and LaSalle Counties, 21 miles southwest of Aurora, Illinois. Early development in the city was driven by the BNSF railroad, which passes through the center of town. Today, Sandwich is known for its vibrant downtown, rural character, and regionally famous Sandwich Fair. The city has a population of 7,540 and a land area of just under 5 square miles. For more demographic information, see the Sandwich Community Data Snapshot.

In February of 2018, the City of Sandwich and CMAP’s Local Technical Assistance (LTA) program began work on a Planning Priorities Report that will explore land use, transportation, and environmental topics in the city, and highlight opportunities for more targeted planning activities during the coming years.

The project will last eleven months, and will be divided into three phases. During the first phase, CMAP staff will work with City officials to develop a scope of work and review existing plans for the study area. Phase 2 will focus on existing conditions analysis and stakeholder interviews, in preparation for completing an initial draft of the report. The final phase will include an extensive review process for the report document, and conclude with the City of Sandwich officially adopting the report.

Public engagement

CMAP staff will work closely with community leaders and City officials throughout the planning process. Stakeholder interviews will be conducted in late May. Additional opportunities for community outreach will be posted on this page as the process continues.


UPDATE: The Stakeholder Interview Summary Report has been completed. Download the report here.

UPDATE: Slides from the June 17, 2019 presentation to the City Council are available for download here



Thomas Horak, Director of Public Works and City Engineer (city.engineer@sandwich.il.us or (815) 786-8802)

Jared Patton, CMAP Project Manager (jpatton@cmap.illinois.gov or (312) 386-8623)

For more on the project and upcoming events, follow CMAP's Twitter feed at @ONTO2050 and hashtag #CMAPLTA for the latest updates.

Final documents

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