Workshop Planned on Housing Needs in West Chicago
Tuesday, November 17, 2015
7:00 – 8:30 p.m.
The City of West Chicago has partnered with the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP), Metropolitan Mayors Caucus (MMC) and the Metropolitan Planning Council (MPC), to plan for shared housing needs through a project called Homes for a Changing Region.
All members of the public are encouraged to share their ideas on West Chicago’s current and future housing needs by attending a stakeholder workshop on Tuesday, November 17, 2015 from 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m., at City Hall, 475 Main Street, West Chicago.
Meeting attendees will learn about national, regional and local housing trends that will shape housing in the community over the next 30 years. However, most importantly, the City is hoping attendees will share what they think are the most important housing challenges and opportunities in West Chicago, as well as contribute ideas on what local government and civic partners can do to help. These valuable insights will directly help guide the recommendations in the final Homes for a Changing Region plan.
No advance preparation is required prior to the meeting. City leaders are hoping for a large turnout from the community so that residents will have a voice in the important plan. “Having more public participation is important in any community, and it will help provide a stronger basis for the ‘Homes’ Study and its recommendations. I encourage everyone to come and participate”, explained John Said, the City’s Director of Community Development.
More about Homes for a Changing Region
Homes for a Changing Region is a project of the Metropolitan Mayors Caucus (MMC) in partnership with the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP)’s Local Technical Assistance (LTA) program with support from the Metropolitan Planning Council (MPC). Homes for a Changing Region provides free technical assistance for municipal leaders to chart future demand and supply trends for housing in their communities, and develop long-term housing policy plans. These plans aim to create a balanced mix of housing types, serve the needs of current and future residents and workers, and enhance the livability of participating communities.
More information about the program is available at: http://nwdupage-homes.com/