Who is developing Reimagine River Grove?

    The Reimagine River Grove Comprehensive Plan is being developed by the Village of River Grove in partnership with the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP(External link)). The plan's development will also be guided by the project's Steering Committee, which will be made up of residents and local stakeholders.

    Who is CMAP?

    The agency was established in 2005 with the mission to plan comprehensively for economic prosperity and quality of life.

    CMAP and its partners developed and are now implementing ON TO 2050(External link)(External link), a new long-range plan to help the seven counties and 284 communities of northeastern Illinois implement strategies that address transportation, housing, economic development, open space, the environment, and other quality-of-life issues. To learn more about CMAP, visit www.cmap.illinois.gov

    How is CMAP involved with this project?

    CMAP fulfills its mission of planning comprehensively for the region by conducting long-range planning (see ON TO 2050(External link)) and providing planning services to local governments with decision-making authority, among other activities. In 2010, CMAP started the Local Technical Assistance (LTA) program to provide technical planning assistance to communities. In 2021, the Village of River Grove submitted an application to the technical assistance program seeking CMAP’s assistance to develop a comprehensive plan for River Grove. The project was initiated in September 2022 and CMAP staff will continue to assist the Village of River Grove to develop a comprehensive plan.

    What is a comprehensive plan?

    A comprehensive plan can be defined as a long-range plan intended to direct the growth and physical development of a community for a 20 to 30 year or longer period.

    The Reimagine River Grove Comprehensive Plan will explore topics related to future land use and development, transportation, pedestrian and bicyclist mobility, housing, economic development, and infrastructure investment.