CMAP Weekly Update, 9-3-21

How communities are helping residents age in place

Planning for aging populations is not a new concept, but it is becoming more important as the number of seniors in northeastern Illinois grows.

 

Older adults face unique challenges when it comes to being active. But historically, buildings and communities have not been designed to address their needs. Today, municipalities across northeastern Illinois — from Bolingbrook to Oak Park — are working on initiatives to allow people to remain in their communities.

Understanding the costs and benefits of tax incentives

Local governments often use tax incentives to encourage development and strengthen their communities. But before using these tools, they must ask whether tax incentives are the most effective way to achieve their community's goals.

 

The Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP) has created Are tax incentives the right tool for this development?, a new pamphlet to help local governments in northeastern Illinois assess the costs and benefits of three common incentive types: tax increment financing districts, sales tax rebates, and property tax abatements.

 

This piece is a companion to Improving local development incentives, a technical guide published in 2020 that provides clear strategies and practices for more effective incentive use.

New TIF transparency requirements

In July, Governor J. B. Pritzker signed Public Act 102-0127, which implements new transparency requirements for tax increment financing (TIF) districts in Illinois. Among other provisions, the new law mandates that annual TIF reports include projected and actual property value and jobs created by recipients of TIF funds. Most new reporting requirements apply to redevelopment agreements entered in or after fiscal year 2022.

 

ON TO 2050, the region's comprehensive plan, calls for increased transparency standards for tax incentives used by local governments, including TIF districts. Learn more about CMAP's recommendations and resources to support communities as they balance economic, fiscal, and planning goals.

Have you registered for CMAP's State of the Region?

CMAP's first-ever State of the Region will take place on Thursday, October 7. Executive director Erin Aleman will deliver a state of the region address, featuring results of CMAP's new public opinion survey. The event will include a keynote address by public health expert and medical executive Dr. Suzet McKinney of Sterling Bay, voices of residents around the region, and a ceremony for the winners of CMAP's 2021 Regional Excellence Awards.

Watch the CMAP Board meeting

The CMAP Board met on Wednesday, September 8. The Board discussed COVID-19 mobility and economic recovery, heard highlights from this year's Future Leaders in Planning program, and received an update on state and federal legislation. The CMAP Board meets next with the Metropolitan Planning Organization Policy Committee on Wednesday, October 13.

Homes for a Changing Region technical assistance available

The Metropolitan Mayors Caucus and CMAP have opened applications for free technical assistance in housing planning. The Homes for a Changing Region program helps municipalities identify key housing issues impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and develop solutions to these challenges.

 

This fast and highly targeted assistance is free. Please fill out the application by Friday, September 17, or email Kyle Smith to be considered.

Events

How Might We … Develop a Vibrant NBS Ecosystem in Chicago?
September 14, 2021, 11:00 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.
Host: Resilient by Nature Project

 

Bicycle and Pedestrian Task Force
September 15, 2021, 1:00 to 2:30 p.m.
Host: CMAP

 

Getting the Green Light for Green Infrastructure: Considerations and Resources for Success
September 15, 2021, 2:00 to 3:00 p.m.
Host: North Central Region Water Network

 

Accessible Housing Workshops
September 17, 2021, noon to 3:00 p.m.
Host: Fair Housing Justice Center

 

Disaster Preparedness Webinar
September 22, 2021, noon to 1:30 p.m.
Host: Public and Affordable Housing Research Corporation and National Low Income Housing Coalition

Yes In My Backyard: Removing Regulatory Barriers to Affordable Housing in the 21st Century
September 22, 2021, noon to 2:00 p.m.
Host: U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

 

Virtual Chloride Reduction and Deicing Workshops: Parking Lots and Sidewalks
September 28, 2021, 8:00 a.m. to noon
October 7, 2021, 8:00 a.m. to noon
Host: DuPage River Salt Creek Workgroup and others

 

Virtual Chloride Reduction and Deicing Workshops: Public Roads
September 30, 2021, 8:00 a.m. to noon
October 5, 2021, 8:00 a.m. to noon
October 12, 2021, 8:00 a.m. to noon
Host: DuPage River Salt Creek Workgroup and others

 

State of the Region: Prosperity with Purpose
October 7, 2021, 10:00 to 11:30 a.m.
Host: CMAP

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CMAP Weekly Update, 9-3-21

How communities are helping residents age in place

Planning for aging populations is not a new concept, but it is becoming more important as the number of seniors in northeastern Illinois grows.

 

Older adults face unique challenges when it comes to being active. But historically, buildings and communities have not been designed to address their needs. Today, municipalities across northeastern Illinois — from Bolingbrook to Oak Park — are working on initiatives to allow people to remain in their communities.

Understanding the costs and benefits of tax incentives

Local governments often use tax incentives to encourage development and strengthen their communities. But before using these tools, they must ask whether tax incentives are the most effective way to achieve their community's goals.

 

The Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP) has created Are tax incentives the right tool for this development?, a new pamphlet to help local governments in northeastern Illinois assess the costs and benefits of three common incentive types: tax increment financing districts, sales tax rebates, and property tax abatements.

 

This piece is a companion to Improving local development incentives, a technical guide published in 2020 that provides clear strategies and practices for more effective incentive use.

New TIF transparency requirements

In July, Governor J. B. Pritzker signed Public Act 102-0127, which implements new transparency requirements for tax increment financing (TIF) districts in Illinois. Among other provisions, the new law mandates that annual TIF reports include projected and actual property value and jobs created by recipients of TIF funds. Most new reporting requirements apply to redevelopment agreements entered in or after fiscal year 2022.

 

ON TO 2050, the region's comprehensive plan, calls for increased transparency standards for tax incentives used by local governments, including TIF districts. Learn more about CMAP's recommendations and resources to support communities as they balance economic, fiscal, and planning goals.

Have you registered for CMAP's State of the Region?

CMAP's first-ever State of the Region will take place on Thursday, October 7. Executive director Erin Aleman will deliver a state of the region address, featuring results of CMAP's new public opinion survey. The event will include a keynote address by public health expert and medical executive Dr. Suzet McKinney of Sterling Bay, voices of residents around the region, and a ceremony for the winners of CMAP's 2021 Regional Excellence Awards.

Watch the CMAP Board meeting

The CMAP Board met on Wednesday, September 8. The Board discussed COVID-19 mobility and economic recovery, heard highlights from this year's Future Leaders in Planning program, and received an update on state and federal legislation. The CMAP Board meets next with the Metropolitan Planning Organization Policy Committee on Wednesday, October 13.

Homes for a Changing Region technical assistance available

The Metropolitan Mayors Caucus and CMAP have opened applications for free technical assistance in housing planning. The Homes for a Changing Region program helps municipalities identify key housing issues impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and develop solutions to these challenges.

 

This fast and highly targeted assistance is free. Please fill out the application by Friday, September 17, or email Kyle Smith to be considered.

Events

How Might We … Develop a Vibrant NBS Ecosystem in Chicago?
September 14, 2021, 11:00 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.
Host: Resilient by Nature Project

 

Bicycle and Pedestrian Task Force
September 15, 2021, 1:00 to 2:30 p.m.
Host: CMAP

 

Getting the Green Light for Green Infrastructure: Considerations and Resources for Success
September 15, 2021, 2:00 to 3:00 p.m.
Host: North Central Region Water Network

 

Accessible Housing Workshops
September 17, 2021, noon to 3:00 p.m.
Host: Fair Housing Justice Center

 

Disaster Preparedness Webinar
September 22, 2021, noon to 1:30 p.m.
Host: Public and Affordable Housing Research Corporation and National Low Income Housing Coalition

Yes In My Backyard: Removing Regulatory Barriers to Affordable Housing in the 21st Century
September 22, 2021, noon to 2:00 p.m.
Host: U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

 

Virtual Chloride Reduction and Deicing Workshops: Parking Lots and Sidewalks
September 28, 2021, 8:00 a.m. to noon
October 7, 2021, 8:00 a.m. to noon
Host: DuPage River Salt Creek Workgroup and others

 

Virtual Chloride Reduction and Deicing Workshops: Public Roads
September 30, 2021, 8:00 a.m. to noon
October 5, 2021, 8:00 a.m. to noon
October 12, 2021, 8:00 a.m. to noon
Host: DuPage River Salt Creek Workgroup and others

 

State of the Region: Prosperity with Purpose
October 7, 2021, 10:00 to 11:30 a.m.
Host: CMAP

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