A New Emphasis on Compact Communities in Chicago
The plan comes from the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP), a newly-formed (2005) regional agency. Community leaders have unanimously approved the plan.
"At the heart of the over 400-page document is how to handle growth in a region expecting 2.4 million additional residents. Part of that solution is found in extensive infill development on over 100,000 vacant acres within the metropolitan boundary to increase density and create walkable centers."