First created in 2009, the South Mount Prospect Sub-Area Plan is a long range planning document covering the south end of Mount Prospect. Since its completion, a number of recommendations have hinged on the development of the Metra STAR line, which was proposed to be a 55-mile north-south rail corridor connecting the outer suburbs of the Chicago Metro region to O’Hare Airport. Click here to download a PDF of the 2009 South Mount Prospect Sub-Area Plan.
The STAR Line project is not currently moving forward due to a combination of the high projected capital costs, Metra’s capital budget constraints and lack of available federal funding. Because of this and a number of other factors, including changes to the economy, recent annexations and the time period since the original plan was created (~10 years), it is time to update the plan in 2019.
During the past few years, the Village has annexed over 220 acres of land within the sub-area, which creates new opportunities for this diverse area. The intent of the 2019 update is to address and refine the framework of the goals, objectives, and implementation program to create an inclusive south side, and a ‘desired future,’ both for residents and businesses. Current planning documents will help guide the 2018 initiative to update the plan, and include the Public Transportation System Plan (adopted 2009), Bicycle Plan (adopted 2012), Strategic Plan (adopted 2014), and Comprehensive Plan (adopted 2017).
A key part of the planning process is incorporating input from the public, thus a variety of engagement activities were scheduled in the summer of 2018 to gather input from residents and business owners within sub-area boundaries. Take a look at our South Mount Prospect Brochure, which gives a quick overview of what the update is about, along with other helpful information regarding community engagement activities.
The survey window how now ended. The Village thanks those who participated, as we have received over 300 responses! The update is currently in the editing phase, and is projected to go through the public hearing process during the summer of 2019.
For more information or questions, please contact Connor Harmon, Development Planner, at 847-818-5312 or CHarmon@mountprospect.org.