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Lake Forest donates prime parcel to nonprofit housing developer

Employers are among those supporting the proposed development of 17 homes, affordable to the local workforce and other households with limited incomes.

Local efforts aim to bridge the best of both worlds
Growing numbers of mayors are working across boundaries to meet local housing needs.
Housing 1-2-3: A Workbook for Local Officials and Community Leaders
  • Sep 25, 2008
Housing 1-2-3 is the fourth in a series of workbooks to help local governments with planning and development issues. Sensible Tools for Healthy Communities, released in 2004, leads local and elected officials through the development process using 10 principles of sensible growth. Planning 1-2-3, released in 2006, is a step-by-step guide to comprehensive planning in Illinois. Retail 1-2-3, released in 2007, describes tools for attracting and retaining retail businesses and development.
Inclusionary zoning and housing trust fund on the books in St. Charles
Far west suburban city becomes the next in a string of Chicagoland communities to incorporate inclusionary zoning as a strategy to tap residential market activity, leverage public-private partnerships, and promote the local development of mixed-income housing.
Housing 1-2-3: A Workbook for Local Officials
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  • Feb 1, 2008
Housing 1-2-3 is a step-by-step guidebook designed to make the complex issues of planning, developing, preserving, and managing housing more understandable for municipalities and real estate professionals. The housing market expands and contracts, but the need for a diverse housing stock remains…
Third annual mayors and homebuilders forum offers glimpse at possible collaborations
More than 60 regional mayors and homebuilders gather in Schaumburg in December to discuss strategies for cooperation and partnerships on housing.
Home Grown 2007
Home Grown: Local Housing Strategies in Action, the "living" collection of housing best practices implemented by local governments throughout the Chicago metropolitan region, has been updated for 2007.
Legislation that supports balanced regional growth advances in Springfield
Learn how the bills MPC supports have progressed, and take action to ensure their success
Housing for Sensible Growth: An Update for 2007
This MPC Initiative works with municipal officials and developers to ensure the long-term availability of affordable housing by promoting and connecting innovative state, regional and local housing policies.
November Media Tips
  • Nov 16, 2006
CMAP Coordinates Regional Response to Statewide Water Supply Threats To forward the work begun by Gov. Rod Blagojevich’s executive order calling for a statewide study of water supply issues, the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP) will host a public forum on Friday, Nov. 17, to…

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