The Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP) has announced it’s ‘ON TO 2050’ plan update which was approved by the CMAP Board on October 12, 2022. As part of northeastern Illinois, the City of West Chicago is 1 of 284 communities that CMAP includes within it’s planning efforts.
After more than a year of data collection, analysis, and engaging with partners, stakeholders, and residents, this plan update covers issues like safe and secure roads and transit, climate, and equity between borders.
CMAP is required to update parts of the long-range, 30-year plan every four years, and the new recent data tells an interesting story about the state of the region as it recovers from COVID-19. A few highlights of the region included:
- The region is the most diversified large metropolitan economy in the U.S.
- People of color accounted for more than half of the region’s population for the first time in 2020.
- There has been significant progress to fund the region’s transportation system — and the federal infrastructure law creates a once-in-a-generation opportunity to invest in our roads, bridges, and rail.
Visit CMAP’s website to learn more about the the update to ON TO 2050.