CMAP Weekly Update, 6-18-21

What your community needs to know about accessory dwelling units

An accessory dwelling unit (ADU) — commonly known as a coach house or in-law suite — is a second housing unit on a single-family residential lot. ADUs can help communities meet the growing demand for housing, increase access to jobs and services, promote compact development, and support multigenerational living.

 

ADUs are growing in popularity in northeastern Illinois. But there’s no one-size-fits-all approach. Communities should keep a few considerations in mind as they tailor ADUs zoning codes to meet local goals. Learn more.

Public feedback welcomed on Bartlett, Streamwood bicycle and pedestrian plan

The Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP) is partnering with the villages of Bartlett and Streamwood to develop a plan to make walking and bicycling more safe, comfortable, and convenient. CMAP, Bartlett, and Streamwood are working together to evaluate existing and future facilities to create connected networks for pedestrians and bicyclists.

Learn more about the project and share ideas by visiting the engagement site, available in both English and Spanish. Community members also can make plans to attend a virtual kick-off meeting about the project on Thursday, June 24, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.

Se agradecen los comentarios del público sobre el plan para ciclistas y peatones de Bartlett y Streamwood

La Agencia Metropolitana de Planificación de Chicago (CMAP, por sus siglas en inglés) se está asociando con los poblados de Bartlett y Streamwood para desarrollar un plan para hacer que caminar y andar en bicicleta sea más seguro, cómodo y conveniente. CMAP, Bartlett, y Streamwood están trabajando juntos para evaluar la infraestructura existente y futura para crear redes conectadas para los peatones y ciclistas.

El público puede aprender conocer más sobre el proyecto y compartir sus ideas visitando el sitio de participación, disponible tanto en inglés como en español. Los miembros de la comunidad también pueden hacer planes para asistir a la reunión virtual de inauguración sobre el proyecto el jueves, 24 de junio de 6:00 a 8:00 p.m.

Two longtime CMAP staff retire

Claire Bozic is a senior transportation analyst who joined the Chicago Area Transportation Study (CATS), one of CMAP's predecessor agencies, in 1996. Before joining CATS, she worked at both Metra and the Regional Transportation Authority.

At CMAP, Claire plays a crucial role in improving modeling procedures and helping new travel modelers learn the craft. She spends much of her time working with regional partners on numerous large project studies, but also provides data and analysis to support county transportation plans, small area traffic forecasts, academic research, and high-profile projects. Claire was actively involved in developing the GO TO 2040 and ON TO 2050 comprehensive plans, and before that, the Shared Path 2030 long-range transportation plan. 

 

Read more about Claire in her CMAP Celebrates feature below.

Sherry Kane is an executive associate who joined the Northeastern Illinois Planning Commission (NIPC), CMAP's other predecessor agency, in 2005. Before joining NIPC, Sherry worked for the Village of Oak Park for a decade.

Sherry manages a lot of behind-the-scenes work that keeps CMAP running. She works closely with CMAP's Board, Metropolitan Planning Organization Policy Committee, and Unified Work Program Committee, and provides support to other committees. She keeps people on track to move toward larger agency priorities and initiatives. Sherry has supported all three of CMAP's executive directors, serving as a resource and providing consistency to them and the agency as a whole as it has grown and changed over the years. She knows the history of CMAP, from NIPC and CMAP's early days to the agency today and ON TO 2050. 

 

Read more about Sherry in her CMAP Celebrates feature

Claire Bozic

"People call transportation modeling a black box, but it isn't. You can open it up and describe what is happening and why in ways people can understand. I've found that rewarding. Even if I couldn't convince people that it was likely to happen, they could come away with a sense of transparency and that we're willing to answer their questions.

 

"I've spent my whole career developing models, transportation planning studies, and traffic and transit forecasts. One of the most interesting things has been how we've been able to answer new and more kinds of questions.

 

"Outside of work, I love to be productive by gardening, doing home repairs, and working on different kinds of projects. I love YouTube so much because it can tell you how to do anything. The next project I'm gearing up for is painting flowers. There's this village in Poland where the people paint flowers on everything — on the outside and inside of the house — and I love that so much. I painted my garage a plain color with the idea that I was going to learn how to paint those flowers."

 

Claire, a senior transportation analyst, is retiring at the end of June after 25 years with CMAP and one of its predecessor agencies, Chicago Area Transportation Study.

Join CMAP in celebrating regional excellence

Have you worked on a project that improved quality of life for residents in the region? CMAP wants to honor you and the projects that have made northeastern Illinois a better place to live, work, and do business.

Municipal leaders, nonprofits, transit agencies, and advocates now can submit nominations for CMAP's first-ever Regional Excellence Awards. The program recognizes individuals and projects that prioritize equity, strengthen the resiliency of our 284 communities, and make the region more economically competitive.

If you know a community, agency, or partner organization deserving of recognition, submit a nomination by 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, June 30. We look forward to celebrating these accomplishments and more during our inaugural State of the Region event on October 7.

Celebrating Juneteenth

Juneteenth commemorates June 19, 1865, when word of emancipation reached Black people who were enslaved in Texas. This was more than two months after the Civil War ended and two years after the Emancipation Proclamation. Since then, Juneteenth has been recognized as the end of slavery in the United States.

There has been growing interest in making Juneteenth an official holiday, particularly over the past year as the pandemic and the killing of George Floyd shined a light on persistent inequities and discrimination in our society. In December, Cook County declared Juneteenth a paid holiday; this week, Governor J. B. Pritzker signed a bill making Juneteenth a state holiday; and the U.S. Senate unanimously approved a similar bill, which was signed into law by President Biden Thursday. This year, CMAP will join many businesses and local governments in honoring Juneteenth by closing for the day on Monday, June 21.

While we commemorate this historic day, we also recognize that we have much more work to do. The planning and public policy professions have contributed to the inequities that exist today through practices such as racial segregation, redlining, and discriminatory zoning codes.

 

CMAP remains committed to advancing equity in our communities, incorporating the principle of inclusive growth into our comprehensive plan for the region.

Planning for summer drought in northeastern Illinois

The Northwest Water Planning Alliance (NWPA) recently released an article, authored by CMAP associate planner Kelsey Pudlock, on what communities experiencing moderate and severe drought can do. Drier conditions are expected to linger and potentially expand through the summer. While dry weather may have been a welcoming relief after two years of abnormally wet springs, it poses drinking water supply challenges for river- and shallow groundwater-dependent communities within the NWPA region.

$106 million funding awarded to encourage safe travel in Illinois

Last week, the Illinois Department of Transportation awarded $105.97 million through the Illinois Transportation Enhancement Program. The 99 projects will expand travel options and enhance quality of life in communities across the state. The program is the largest ever due to the Rebuild Illinois capital plan.

Events

Transport Chicago 2021: Virtual Conference
June 18, 2021
Host: Transport Chicago

 

Bartlett and Streamwood Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan Virtual Kickoff
June 24, 2021, 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Host: CMAP

 

Role of MPO in Transition Plan Implementation
June 30, 2021, 1:00 to 2:30 p.m.
Host: Federal Highway Administration

 

National Shared Mobility Summit
July 6, 13, 20, and 27, 2021
Host: Shared-Use Mobility Center 

Local Public Agencies Experiences in Transition Plan Implementation
July 14, 2021, 1:00 to 2:30 p.m.
Host: Federal Highway Administration

 

Drinking Water 1-2-3 Academy Virtual Event: Lead service lines
July 15, 2021, 10:00 a.m. to noon
Host: Metropolitan Planning Council

 

Disability Advisory Groups' Involvement in Local Public Agencies Transition Plan Implementation
July 21, 2021, 1:00 to 2:30 p.m.
Host: Federal Highway Administration

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CMAP Weekly Update, 6-18-21

What your community needs to know about accessory dwelling units

An accessory dwelling unit (ADU) — commonly known as a coach house or in-law suite — is a second housing unit on a single-family residential lot. ADUs can help communities meet the growing demand for housing, increase access to jobs and services, promote compact development, and support multigenerational living.

 

ADUs are growing in popularity in northeastern Illinois. But there’s no one-size-fits-all approach. Communities should keep a few considerations in mind as they tailor ADUs zoning codes to meet local goals. Learn more.

Public feedback welcomed on Bartlett, Streamwood bicycle and pedestrian plan

The Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP) is partnering with the villages of Bartlett and Streamwood to develop a plan to make walking and bicycling more safe, comfortable, and convenient. CMAP, Bartlett, and Streamwood are working together to evaluate existing and future facilities to create connected networks for pedestrians and bicyclists.

Learn more about the project and share ideas by visiting the engagement site, available in both English and Spanish. Community members also can make plans to attend a virtual kick-off meeting about the project on Thursday, June 24, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.

Se agradecen los comentarios del público sobre el plan para ciclistas y peatones de Bartlett y Streamwood

La Agencia Metropolitana de Planificación de Chicago (CMAP, por sus siglas en inglés) se está asociando con los poblados de Bartlett y Streamwood para desarrollar un plan para hacer que caminar y andar en bicicleta sea más seguro, cómodo y conveniente. CMAP, Bartlett, y Streamwood están trabajando juntos para evaluar la infraestructura existente y futura para crear redes conectadas para los peatones y ciclistas.

El público puede aprender conocer más sobre el proyecto y compartir sus ideas visitando el sitio de participación, disponible tanto en inglés como en español. Los miembros de la comunidad también pueden hacer planes para asistir a la reunión virtual de inauguración sobre el proyecto el jueves, 24 de junio de 6:00 a 8:00 p.m.

Two longtime CMAP staff retire

Claire Bozic is a senior transportation analyst who joined the Chicago Area Transportation Study (CATS), one of CMAP's predecessor agencies, in 1996. Before joining CATS, she worked at both Metra and the Regional Transportation Authority.

At CMAP, Claire plays a crucial role in improving modeling procedures and helping new travel modelers learn the craft. She spends much of her time working with regional partners on numerous large project studies, but also provides data and analysis to support county transportation plans, small area traffic forecasts, academic research, and high-profile projects. Claire was actively involved in developing the GO TO 2040 and ON TO 2050 comprehensive plans, and before that, the Shared Path 2030 long-range transportation plan. 

 

Read more about Claire in her CMAP Celebrates feature below.

Sherry Kane is an executive associate who joined the Northeastern Illinois Planning Commission (NIPC), CMAP's other predecessor agency, in 2005. Before joining NIPC, Sherry worked for the Village of Oak Park for a decade.

Sherry manages a lot of behind-the-scenes work that keeps CMAP running. She works closely with CMAP's Board, Metropolitan Planning Organization Policy Committee, and Unified Work Program Committee, and provides support to other committees. She keeps people on track to move toward larger agency priorities and initiatives. Sherry has supported all three of CMAP's executive directors, serving as a resource and providing consistency to them and the agency as a whole as it has grown and changed over the years. She knows the history of CMAP, from NIPC and CMAP's early days to the agency today and ON TO 2050. 

 

Read more about Sherry in her CMAP Celebrates feature

Claire Bozic

"People call transportation modeling a black box, but it isn't. You can open it up and describe what is happening and why in ways people can understand. I've found that rewarding. Even if I couldn't convince people that it was likely to happen, they could come away with a sense of transparency and that we're willing to answer their questions.

 

"I've spent my whole career developing models, transportation planning studies, and traffic and transit forecasts. One of the most interesting things has been how we've been able to answer new and more kinds of questions.

 

"Outside of work, I love to be productive by gardening, doing home repairs, and working on different kinds of projects. I love YouTube so much because it can tell you how to do anything. The next project I'm gearing up for is painting flowers. There's this village in Poland where the people paint flowers on everything — on the outside and inside of the house — and I love that so much. I painted my garage a plain color with the idea that I was going to learn how to paint those flowers."

 

Claire, a senior transportation analyst, is retiring at the end of June after 25 years with CMAP and one of its predecessor agencies, Chicago Area Transportation Study.

Join CMAP in celebrating regional excellence

Have you worked on a project that improved quality of life for residents in the region? CMAP wants to honor you and the projects that have made northeastern Illinois a better place to live, work, and do business.

Municipal leaders, nonprofits, transit agencies, and advocates now can submit nominations for CMAP's first-ever Regional Excellence Awards. The program recognizes individuals and projects that prioritize equity, strengthen the resiliency of our 284 communities, and make the region more economically competitive.

If you know a community, agency, or partner organization deserving of recognition, submit a nomination by 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, June 30. We look forward to celebrating these accomplishments and more during our inaugural State of the Region event on October 7.

Celebrating Juneteenth

Juneteenth commemorates June 19, 1865, when word of emancipation reached Black people who were enslaved in Texas. This was more than two months after the Civil War ended and two years after the Emancipation Proclamation. Since then, Juneteenth has been recognized as the end of slavery in the United States.

There has been growing interest in making Juneteenth an official holiday, particularly over the past year as the pandemic and the killing of George Floyd shined a light on persistent inequities and discrimination in our society. In December, Cook County declared Juneteenth a paid holiday; this week, Governor J. B. Pritzker signed a bill making Juneteenth a state holiday; and the U.S. Senate unanimously approved a similar bill, which was signed into law by President Biden Thursday. This year, CMAP will join many businesses and local governments in honoring Juneteenth by closing for the day on Monday, June 21.

While we commemorate this historic day, we also recognize that we have much more work to do. The planning and public policy professions have contributed to the inequities that exist today through practices such as racial segregation, redlining, and discriminatory zoning codes.

 

CMAP remains committed to advancing equity in our communities, incorporating the principle of inclusive growth into our comprehensive plan for the region.

Planning for summer drought in northeastern Illinois

The Northwest Water Planning Alliance (NWPA) recently released an article, authored by CMAP associate planner Kelsey Pudlock, on what communities experiencing moderate and severe drought can do. Drier conditions are expected to linger and potentially expand through the summer. While dry weather may have been a welcoming relief after two years of abnormally wet springs, it poses drinking water supply challenges for river- and shallow groundwater-dependent communities within the NWPA region.

$106 million funding awarded to encourage safe travel in Illinois

Last week, the Illinois Department of Transportation awarded $105.97 million through the Illinois Transportation Enhancement Program. The 99 projects will expand travel options and enhance quality of life in communities across the state. The program is the largest ever due to the Rebuild Illinois capital plan.

Events

Transport Chicago 2021: Virtual Conference
June 18, 2021
Host: Transport Chicago

 

Bartlett and Streamwood Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan Virtual Kickoff
June 24, 2021, 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Host: CMAP

 

Role of MPO in Transition Plan Implementation
June 30, 2021, 1:00 to 2:30 p.m.
Host: Federal Highway Administration

 

National Shared Mobility Summit
July 6, 13, 20, and 27, 2021
Host: Shared-Use Mobility Center 

Local Public Agencies Experiences in Transition Plan Implementation
July 14, 2021, 1:00 to 2:30 p.m.
Host: Federal Highway Administration

 

Drinking Water 1-2-3 Academy Virtual Event: Lead service lines
July 15, 2021, 10:00 a.m. to noon
Host: Metropolitan Planning Council

 

Disability Advisory Groups' Involvement in Local Public Agencies Transition Plan Implementation
July 21, 2021, 1:00 to 2:30 p.m.
Host: Federal Highway Administration

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