The City of Elmhurst is creating a detailed plan for the York Street corridor that will address land use, development, traffic and mobility, urban design, infrastructure and more.
Public participation will be critical to planning the corridor’s future, and the City of Elmhurst is seeking input from individuals and businesses.
Business owners and operators are invited to a workshop at 8 a.m. Monday, Dec. 16, in the council chambers at City Hall, 209 N. York. This is an opportunity for business owners and managers to discuss issues and challenges related to establishing, operating and growing a business along the corridor. The workshop will help establish a dialogue with those members of the development and business community that have a unique insight and perspective, and whose assistance and involvement will be critical to plan implementation.
A community workshop will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 17, in the council chambers. Residents are invited to provide input before any plans or recommendations are formulated. This workshop will:
- review the purpose of the North York Plan, the planning process and timeline
- hear resident’s views on problems, issues and assets in the community
A website that includes an online survey and interactive mapping of the project corridor also has been created so interested parties can learn more about the corridor plan and offer input directly to the consulting team of Houseal Lavigne Associates. Click here to get started right away. (The link is also featured under Quick Links on the city’s homepage.)
Along with Houseal Lavigne Associates, the consulting team preparing the North York plan includes Conservation Design Forum and Gewalt Hamilton Associates. A steering committee of local officials, property owners and business owners also has been formed to oversee the process and to work with the consulting team and city staff. The plan will ultimately be approved by the city's Zoning and Planning Commission and the full City Council.