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June 14, 2019

CMAP Weekly Update, 6-14-19

Jun 14, 2019

CMAP Weekly Update, 6-14-19

MPO Policy Committee recap, Board meeting reminder

The Metropolitan Planning Organization Policy Committee met June 13 and approved multiple items including the FY2020 Unified Work Plan Budget, which allocates transportation planning dollars for the City of Chicago, Council of Mayors, Cook County, and the region's transit agencies. The Committee also approved the CMAP Public Participation Plan, which lays out the agency's approach to proactive public engagement. Materials are available here.

The CMAP Board will meet on Wednesday, June 19, at 9:30 a.m., at the agency's office (233 S. Wacker Dr., Suite 800, Chicago). The meeting agenda and materials are available here.


CMAP analysis shows uneven population growth, decline in local communities

A new CMAP Policy Update indicates that while the region's overall population has been declining in recent years, both growth and decline are occurring quite unevenly across the region. Some parts of the region are thriving while other communities are struggling to attract residents and investment. Understanding these local trends within the regional context is crucial to effective regional and local planning. The analysis highlights several ON TO 2050 strategies for inclusive growth, in particular those geared at attracting new development and investment in places across the region.     


Draft Municipal Directory available

The draft 2019 Municipal Directory is available for edits. Municipalities should check for accuracy and contact Nicholas Cass with any edits or changes. Please include a name, phone number, and email for any entry you wish to update. Note that for consistency we will release the same unedited draft every week. If you have previously sent an edit, it has been received and will be included in the final directory. We will accept edits through Friday, June 28.


Public comment period on local Surface Transportation Program methodologies

Throughout the summer, the local Councils of Mayors and City of Chicago will be seeking public comment on proposed methodologies for selecting local projects to be funded through the Surface Transportation Program. Each council will adopt a methodology that incorporates performance-based programming and regional planning factors by September 30, 2019.

CMAP and the Councils will publicize each opportunity for public comment. Currently the Southwest and Will councils are inviting comments. Details can be found here.



Fox River Water Trail Open House
Kane County Government Center
719 Batavia Ave.
Geneva, IL 60134
June 17, 2019
4:00 to 6:00 p.m.
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Brownfield and Opportunity Zone Bootcamp
University of Illinois at Chicago
Student Center East
750 S. Halsted St.
Chicago, IL 60607
June 19, 2019
7:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
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The Big Bet: Investing in People to End Poverty
Metropolitan Planning Council
140 S. Dearborn St., Suite 1400
Chicago, IL 60603
June 19, 2019
5:00 to 7:00 p.m.
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Fox River Water Trail Open House
Hampton Inn
310 E. Countryside Pkwy.
Yorkville, IL 60560
June 24, 2019
4:00 to 6:00 p.m.
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Fox River Water Trail Open House
McHenry Recreation Center
333 S. Green St.
McHenry, IL 60050
June 28, 2019
4:00 to 6:00 p.m.
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Black and Brown Lives in Green Spaces: Race and Place in Urban America
The DuSable Museum of African Amercian History
740 E. 56th Pl.
Chicago, IL 60637
July 25, 2019
5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
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APA-IL State Conference
Hotel Orrington-Evanston
1710 Orrington Ave.
Evanston, IL 60201
September 25-27, 2019
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