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South Suburbs’ image discussed at planning meeting


CMAP's On to 2050 regional planning event in Park Forest. Photo courtesy of Kelwin Harris

CMAP’s On to 2050 regional planning event in Park Forest. Photo courtesy of Kelwin Harris


The image of the south suburbs and the increasing number of houses for rent were among the concerns voiced by participants at a recent regional gathering hosted by the Village of Park Forest.

The 21 participants at Tuesday’s Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning meeting also weighed in on the region’s housing, environment, land use and development, transportation and government.

CMAP is leading such meetings with residents and stakeholders in the seven counties of Northeastern Illinois — the group’s planning region — as part of an effort to fine tune services through 2050. CMAP has dubbed the four-month-old effort “On To 2050…” Please click here to read Dennis Sullivan’s story in the Tribune/Daily Southtown.

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