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Posted on: September 14, 2018

Draft Subarea Plans Public Hearing to be held October 2

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The City of Elmhurst Zoning and Planning Commission will hold a public hearing to consider the City’s Draft Subarea Plans on Tuesday, October 2, 2018 at City Hall (209 N. York Street, Elmhurst, IL) at 7:00 p.m. The public is invited to attend and provide input.

The City of Elmhurst’s Comprehensive Plan (adopted in 2009) contains nine subareas. Recently, the city reviewed these subareas and determined that five should be updated. The Subarea Plans assist decision makers in how best to provide services, direct growth, and maintain infrastructure for these areas.

The City began the initial planning phases for the Subarea Plans in April 2017, focusing on five key areas:

•        Lake Street, west of York Street

•        The intersection of North Avenue and Route 83;

•        The block northwest of the First and York street intersection;

•        The blocks surrounding the intersection of York and Vallette streets; and

•        The district bounded by Butterfield Road, Roosevelt Road, and York Street.

The five subareas studied are unique and warrant specific recommendations tailored to the special circumstances surrounding the area.  A visioning workshop on the Subarea Plan was held on August 29, 2017, followed by an Open House introducing the draft Subarea Plans on May 2, 2018. The input gathered at these events was compiled, reviewed and is included in the plans.

“The subarea planning approach guides growth and redevelopment to ensure that future regulatory changes and capital improvements align with the vision of the community and stakeholders,” said Eileen Franz, City Planner for the City of Elmhurst.

The final Elmhurst Subarea Plans will include recommendations for land use, transportation, infrastructure, character, and sense of place for each district. They will be sent for review to the City Council with a recommendation by the Elmhurst Zoning and Planning Commission.

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