February 24, 2020

CMAP Weekly Update, 2-21-20

Feb 24, 2020

CMAP Weekly Update, 2-21-20

LTA Spotlight: Maywood zoning guide helps village communicate with residents

To assist residents, business owners, and other users of the Village’s Zoning Ordinance, the Village of Maywood developed a zoning reference guide with support from CMAP’s Local Technical Assistance program. This supplemental guide illustrates major features of the Zoning Ordinance, including zoning district requirements, development standards, off-street parking, renewable energy systems, and signs. New diagrams and tables were incorporated throughout the document, which exists in both Spanish and English, to help explain and clarify key zoning terms and provisions.

Village officials said the guide’s visual nature has helped them communicate more easily with applicants seeking to improve their property. To further improve communication, a Spanish language version of the guide was also created to decrease barriers for non-English speaking residents to make improvements to their homes or open a business in the Village. Maywood’s Hispanic population has increased from 10 percent in 2000 to 25 percent in 2017, according to the Village’s  Community Data Snapshot . This project is one way CMAP is helping  build local government capacity

Addressing sidewalk gaps near transit

This week, the Daily Herald highlighted CMAP's Sidewalk Inventory, which shows that many suburban Metra stations lack sidewalks, and how communities are addressing the disconnect. Read more in a recent CMAP Policy Brief.

2020 APA-IL State Conference Call for Sessions

The American Planning Association - Illinois Chapter (APA-IL) is asking for submissions for sessions and mobile workshops for the 2020 State Conference, which will take place on September 16 -18, 2020, at the Crowne Plaza Chicago O'Hare Hotel and Conference Center (5440 N. River Rd., Rosemont). Submissions are due by Monday, March 16.

Events

CMAP Meetings

Freight Committee
CMAP
233 S. Wacker Dr., Suite 800
Chicago, IL 60606
February 24, 2020
10:00 a.m. to noon
More information

Webinars

Webinar: “Helping Households at Risk: Innovations in Affordable Housing and Strategies for Lessening Urban Flood Risk for Low-Income Neighborhoods”
Chaddick Institute and School of Public Service, DePaul University 
March 4, 2020
Noon to 1:00 p.m.
More information

Cook

Grant Writing Workshop with Senator Napoleon B. Harris III and the Construction Business Development Center
Prairie State College Conference Center, Proven IT Conference Room
205 S. Halsted St.
Chicago Heights, IL 60411
February 24-25, 2020
9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
More information

Illinois Affordable Housing Forum: Building a Better Future
Hyatt Regency Hotel
East Tower, Gold Level
151 E. Wacker Dr.
Chicago, IL 60601
March 2-3, 2020
More information

Shared Mobility Summit
Hyatt Regency Hotel
East Tower, Gold Level
151 E. Wacker Dr.
Chicago, IL 60601
March 2-3, 2020
More information

DuPage

Woodridge 2020 Census STEM Day
Murphy Elementary School
770 Larchwood Ln.
Woodridge, IL 60517
March 21, 2020
11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
More information

Other

Illinois Lake Management Association Conference
iHotel and Conference Center
1900 S. 1st St.
Champaign, IL 61820
March 12=14, 2020
More information

2020 Illinois Main Street Conference: Downtown Dialogues
700 E. Adams St.
Springfield, IL 62701
March 18-20, 2020
More information

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Feb 24, 2020

CMAP Weekly Update, 2-21-20

LTA Spotlight: Maywood zoning guide helps village communicate with residents

To assist residents, business owners, and other users of the Village’s Zoning Ordinance, the Village of Maywood developed a zoning reference guide with support from CMAP’s Local Technical Assistance program. This supplemental guide illustrates major features of the Zoning Ordinance, including zoning district requirements, development standards, off-street parking, renewable energy systems, and signs. New diagrams and tables were incorporated throughout the document, which exists in both Spanish and English, to help explain and clarify key zoning terms and provisions.

Village officials said the guide’s visual nature has helped them communicate more easily with applicants seeking to improve their property. To further improve communication, a Spanish language version of the guide was also created to decrease barriers for non-English speaking residents to make improvements to their homes or open a business in the Village. Maywood’s Hispanic population has increased from 10 percent in 2000 to 25 percent in 2017, according to the Village’s  Community Data Snapshot . This project is one way CMAP is helping  build local government capacity

Addressing sidewalk gaps near transit

This week, the Daily Herald highlighted CMAP's Sidewalk Inventory, which shows that many suburban Metra stations lack sidewalks, and how communities are addressing the disconnect. Read more in a recent CMAP Policy Brief.

2020 APA-IL State Conference Call for Sessions

The American Planning Association - Illinois Chapter (APA-IL) is asking for submissions for sessions and mobile workshops for the 2020 State Conference, which will take place on September 16 -18, 2020, at the Crowne Plaza Chicago O'Hare Hotel and Conference Center (5440 N. River Rd., Rosemont). Submissions are due by Monday, March 16.

Events

CMAP Meetings

Freight Committee
CMAP
233 S. Wacker Dr., Suite 800
Chicago, IL 60606
February 24, 2020
10:00 a.m. to noon
More information

Webinars

Webinar: “Helping Households at Risk: Innovations in Affordable Housing and Strategies for Lessening Urban Flood Risk for Low-Income Neighborhoods”
Chaddick Institute and School of Public Service, DePaul University 
March 4, 2020
Noon to 1:00 p.m.
More information

Cook

Grant Writing Workshop with Senator Napoleon B. Harris III and the Construction Business Development Center
Prairie State College Conference Center, Proven IT Conference Room
205 S. Halsted St.
Chicago Heights, IL 60411
February 24-25, 2020
9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
More information

Illinois Affordable Housing Forum: Building a Better Future
Hyatt Regency Hotel
East Tower, Gold Level
151 E. Wacker Dr.
Chicago, IL 60601
March 2-3, 2020
More information

Shared Mobility Summit
Hyatt Regency Hotel
East Tower, Gold Level
151 E. Wacker Dr.
Chicago, IL 60601
March 2-3, 2020
More information

DuPage

Woodridge 2020 Census STEM Day
Murphy Elementary School
770 Larchwood Ln.
Woodridge, IL 60517
March 21, 2020
11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
More information

Other

Illinois Lake Management Association Conference
iHotel and Conference Center
1900 S. 1st St.
Champaign, IL 61820
March 12=14, 2020
More information

2020 Illinois Main Street Conference: Downtown Dialogues
700 E. Adams St.
Springfield, IL 62701
March 18-20, 2020
More information

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