ULI Chicago’s Public Policy Committee hosted the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP) on April 14, 2016 for a presentation on the ON TO 2050 Comprehensive Plan for the Chicago region. CMAP’s Outreach Principal, Jane Grover, and Senior Outreach Planner, Kelwin Harris, outlined the planning process and solicited input from ULI members regarding planning priorities that should be addressed in the 2050 Regional Plan. View CMAP’s Making a Plan for Our Region Presentation
ULI members discussed many issues that should be addressed to maintain and enhance the competitiveness of our region in the future. Affordable and varied housing options that serve the needs of people in different life stages including young families and seniors; enhancing mobility by embracing transportation optimization techniques and improving options for first-mile and last-mile for transit trips; and, recognizing and addressing challenges arising from suburbanization of poverty were some of the challenges discussed during the workshop.
CMAP is continuing to seek input from industry leaders and residents throughout the region. We encourage ULI members to share their thoughts with CMAP by participating in their online survey.
ULI Chicago will continue to support CMAP’s efforts as both organizations look to shape the future of the region.