Tuesday, September 24, 2019 from 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM CDT
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Joliet Historical Museum 
204 N. Ottawa Street
Joliet, IL 60432

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Melissa Silverberg 
Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP) 

Focusing your plan for real results 

Planning at a smaller scale -- such as a neighborhood, corridor, or downtown area -- can deliver real benefits for communities. Hear from a panel of your peers who have completed sub-area plans that made a big difference for their residents about how they got it done.

Panelists will include:

Michael Schwarz, AICP, Planning Director, City of Joliet. Schwarz manages long-range planning and development review for a quickly developing city of nearly 150,000 residents. He was the project manager for the Chicago Street Corridor Plan, which was supported by the CMAP Local Technical Assistance program.

Julio Rodriguez, Director of Community Development, Northwest Side Housing Center. Rodriguez worked to develop, and now implement, the Belmont Cragin Quality of Life Plan, which was completed in 2016 with support from LISC.

Paul Hoss, Planning and Zoning Administration Coordinator, DuPage County. Hoss has worked to support corridor planning initiatives throughout DuPage County including the Route 83 Corridor Plan, supported by the CMAP Local Technical Assistance Program.

Bill Cooney, Director of Community Development, Village of Mount Prospect. Cooney has worked to support several planning efforts in Mount Prospect over his more than 25 years with the village including a comprehensive plan update in 2017 and a South Mount Prospect Subarea Plan in 2019.

Lesley Roth, AICP, Associate Principal, Director of Urban Planning, Ratio Architects. Rothhas spent 15 years in project management, design, and direction on a variety of architecture and planning projects in the Chicago region with an emphasis on public engagement, livable communities and sustainable design.

This event is one of several hosted by the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP) that will connect local leaders and provide expert advice about how ON TO 2050 -- the region's new comprehensive plan -- can make a difference in your community. 

Each event will help you make meaningful connections with other communities and collaborate on some of our region’s toughest issues. A resource fair with opportunities and educational materials from CMAP's local and regional partners will also be available at each event. The Small Plans, Big Ideas event series will coincide with the 2019 joint call for projects for the CMAP Local Technical Assistance (LTA) and Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) Community Planning programs.  

Contact onto2050@cmap.illinois.gov or 312-386-8802 with questions or to request reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act. 

Register today, and check back for more information on the event.