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April 2018
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CMAP ON TO 2050 Open House

Kane County will host an open house event as CMAP unveils the first public draft of the ON TO 2050 Plan

The Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning invites residents to a series of open houses this summer to review the draft ON TO 2050 regional plan and discuss it with CMAP staff. The draft plan will be released in mid-June and include recommendations for managing stormwater, improving governmental efficiency, reducing economic disparities, identifying new revenues for transportation infrastructure, balancing our housing supply, prioritizing significant transportation projects, planning for an aging population, and building resilience to a changing climate. 

Join CMAP in Kane County on Wednesday, June 27 from 4:00 to 7:00 pm in the Kane County Government Center (719 South Batavia, Geneva) and take a look at the draft ON TO 2050 plan for the northeastern Illinois region.  

The draft ON TO 2050 plan will also be published on CMAP's website, www.cmap.illinois.govonto2050. Questions about the open house can be directed to Jane Grover with CMAP. 

Draft Elgin Comprehensive Plan

Residents invited to provide feedback at upcoming public hearing


The City of Elgin is in the process of adopting a new comprehensive plan. The comprehensive plan is the City's official policy document regarding growth, development, and physical improvements in the community over the next 15-20 years. The last plan was adopted in 2005. The public is invited and encouraged to provide feedback at a public hearing scheduled during the Planning and Zoning Commission meeting on Monday, May 7 at 7 p.m. in the Council Chambers of City Hall.

The complete draft comprehensive plan can be found at cityofelgin.org/draftcompplanA summary of the draft comprehensive plan can be found at cityofelgin.org/compplansummary

aarpAARP Community Challenge Grant

Grants to support 'quick-action' projects to that promote
livable communities

The AARP Community Challenge invites you to submit applications for projects that can help YOUR community become more livable. Applications are now being accepted for small grants to improve housing, transportation, public space and other community elements that support great places for all people of all ages. Applications are due by 5 PM ET, May 16, 2018, and all projects must be completed by November 5, 2018. 

For the 2018 AARP Community Challenge, AARP will prioritize projects that aim to achieve the following outcomes:
  • Deliver a range of transportation and mobility options in the community through permanent or temporary solutions that increase connectivity, walkability, bikeability and/or and access to public and private transit.
  • Create vibrant public places in the community through permanent or temporary solutions that improve open spaces, parks and access to other amenities.
  • Support the availability of a range of housing in the community through permanent or temporary solutions that increase accessible and affordable housing options.
  • Other community improvements. We want to know the most important needs in your community and the best quick-action ideas you have to address them.
The program is open to the following types of organizations: 
  • 501(c)(3), 501(c)(4) and 501(c)(6) nonprofits 
  • Government entities 
  • Other types of organizations, considered on a case-by-case basis
For complete details, visit the Community Challenge information page. Questions on the application can be submitted to 
 codeCode Enforcement Webinar

Local Ordinances: The Building Blocks of Code Enforcement

A code enforcement department is only as good as the regulatory tools it has on the books and the systems that are in place to use those tools. Many ordinances have been on the books for years and do not reflect up-to-date state law. Others may or may not be appropriate for current neighborhood conditions. In other cases, the ordinances on the books are well-crafted, but aren't wielded as strategically as they could be. It isn't always clear how to analyze the existing regulatory framework or where to look for best practices to implement. 

This webinar is an opportunity to take a step back and explore what makes a code enforcement ordinance equitable, efficient, and effective. Participants will gain a deeper understanding of the components of effective and ineffective local code enforcement ordinances and explore examples from other cities of ordinances that work well and those that haven't. At the end of this webinar, participants will be better equipped to undertake an analysis of their own local ordinances, with a clearer sense of what best practices to consider in shaping (or re-shaping) their regulatory framework.

Date: Thursday, April 26, 2018
Time: 12:00 PM CST

The webinar will be presented by Matthew Kreis, Assistant General Counsel, Center for Community Progress. Click here to register or if you have any questions about registering, please contact Justin Godard at (877) 542-4842 x 161 or jgodard@communityprogress.net

Kane County Planning Cooperative
Matt Tansley, Land Use Planner - (630) 232-3493 
tansleymatthew@co.kane.il.us or kcplancoop@co.kane.il.us

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