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July 6, 2018

CMAP Weekly Update, 7-6-18

Jul 6, 2018

CMAP Weekly Update, 7-6-18

Local disbursements
A new CMAP Policy Update analyzes how reliant municipalities in our region are on various state revenue sources, highlighting what causes state revenue disbursements to communities to differ. The update suggests potential tax policy changes recommended in ON TO 2050 that can reduce wide divergences across communities and allow each municipality to support its own desired mix of land uses.


ON TO 2050 draft plan

The public is invited to comment on the draft ON TO 2050 comprehensive plan through August 14, 2018. Visit to explore the draft plan online, download a full PDF, and view technical appendices. Submit feedback via web form, email, phone (312-454-0400), or U.S. mail to Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP), 233 S. Wacker Dr., Suite 800, Chicago, IL 60606. 
Attend an ON TO 2050 open house
The Chicago Tribune previewed one of our three open houses next week, which all run from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m.:
• Tuesday, July 10, in Downers Grove (Lincoln Center, 935 Maple Ave.) 
• Wednesday, July 11, in New Lenox (New Lenox Village Hall Community Room, 1 Veterans Pkwy.)
• Thursday, July 12, in Libertyville (135 W. Church St.)
Attendees will be able to discuss the draft plan with CMAP staff. CMAP will also seek comments on the draft 2019-24 Transportation Improvement Program and air quality conformity analysis of proposed transportation projects. We will also hold a public hearing on Wednesday, July 25, from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m. at CMAP (233 S. Wacker Dr., 8th floor, Chicago).
For all open houses and the public hearing, please contact or 312-386-8802 with questions or to request accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Public Comment: Draft FFY 2019–24 Transportation Improvement Program and ON TO 2050/TIP Conformity Analysis
The draft Federal Fiscal Year 2019-24 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) provides an overview of the transportation programming process, the relationship between the TIP and ON TO 2050, financial resources available to implement the TIP, project selection processes, and procedures for amending the TIP. The ON TO 2050/TIP Conformity analysis memo and list of conformity amendments describes how the draft plan and TIP meet air quality conformity requirements. Comments on these documents may be submitted to CMAP by mail, email, or phone (312-454-0400) through August 14, 2018.

CMAP happenings

The future of Chicago is upon us
The Regional Passenger Association’s Summer by Rail project spoke with CMAP’s Elizabeth Irvin about the ON TO 2050 comprehensive regional plan, CMAP’s public outreach efforts, and Chicago’s transit future. 
STB appointment
Congratulations to CMAP Board member Martin Oberman on his nomination to serve on the Surface Transportation Board. Pending confirmation by the U.S. Senate, he will be one of five members on the independent agency, which is charged by Congress with resolving railroad rate and service disputes and reviewing proposed railroad mergers.
McKinley Park open house
The McKinley Park Development Council neighborhood planning effort -- supported by the CMAP Local Technical Assistance program -- will begin with a public meeting from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., on Wednesday, July 18, at the National Latino Education Institute (2011 W. Pershing Rd., Chicago). Contact Ricardo Lopez ( or 312-386-8766).

Around the region

MDRN’s urban design walking tour in downtown Barrington
The Municipal Design Review Network (MDRN) will partner with the Village of Barrington to host a summer walking tour on Thursday, July 19, that will showcase and explore local urban design. The event will meet at the Barrington White House (145 W. Main St., Barrington) at 9:30 a.m. To RSVP, contact

Placemaking contest
On Tuesday, July 31, the Illinois chapter of the Center for New Urbanism (CNU-IL) is hosting a tactical urbanism “shark tank” contest for community organizations to pitch low-cost placemaking ideas for their neighborhood. CNU-IL invites community organizations to pitch their best idea to a diverse panel of urbanists for a chance to win an implementation grant of $1,000. The event will be held at the Haymarket Pub (737 W. Randolph St., Chicago) from 6:00 to 8:30 p.m. 

Sustainability leadership training 
The Chicago Conservation Corps (C3) is now recruiting for their Fall Environmental Leadership Training Series. To participate, you must be an adult resident of the city of Chicago, attend an orientation, and submit an application. Learn more at the C3 web page, including orientation dates.  



Living with Water panel discussion
Metropolitan Planning Council
140 S. Dearborn, Suite 1400
Chicago, IL 60603
July 26, 2018
6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
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MPC Roundtable: The Chicago Region’s Transit Future
Metropolitan Planning Council
140 S. Dearborn, Suite 1400
Chicago, IL 60603
July 31, 2018
Noon to 1:30 p.m.
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ON TO 2050 launch event
Millennium Park
201 E. Randolph St.
Chase Promenade North
Chicago, IL 60602
October 10, 2018
10:00 a.m. to noon
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