Peotone is a small community in southern Will County, located along the IL Route 50/I-57 corridor. As of 2018, the Village had 4,294 residents. The area surrounding the Village is home to significant agricultural resources and is a major hub for freight transportation.
The Planning Priorities Report would help administrators prioritize key projects. The Village of Peotone will utilize assistance in assessing the community's positions relative to zoning and land use, service delivery, capital improvement program development, and economic development strategies. The community enjoys its "small town" feel, proximity to the City of Chicago, and excellent access to Interstate 57. For demographic information about the Village, please refer to the Community Data Snapshot.
The Village of Peotone requested technical assistance from CMAP to help with planning for the Village's future. With support from CMAP's Local Technical Assistance (LTA) program, the Village will study the full range of current opportunities, assets, and needs in Peotone, to help determine what type of planning the Village should undertake next. The project will culminate in a "planning priorities report" that provides recommendations for planning priorities and/or implementation actions for the Village.
The report will be developed over approximately twelve months. The first phase will involve an analysis of existing conditions, using information and public input gathered by CMAP staff in collaboration with the Village as well as other data focused on the community's demographics, natural resources, economic health, and transportation system. This analysis will then be summarized, leading to initial recommendations that will be vetted with Village staff and officials. The final phase will include the creation of a consensus-based planning priorities report that provides near-term strategies for the Village.