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Government

Elmhurst Zoning and Planning Commission to hold public hearing on subarea plans

The city of Elmhurst's Zoning and Planning Commission will hold a public hearing to consider the city's draft subarea plans at 7 p.m. Oct. 2 at Elmhurst City Hall, 209 N. York St., Elmhurst.
The city of Elmhurst's Zoning and Planning Commission will hold a public hearing to consider the city's draft subarea plans at 7 p.m. Oct. 2 at Elmhurst City Hall, 209 N. York St., Elmhurst.

ELMHURST – The city of Elmhurst's Zoning and Planning Commission will hold a public hearing to consider the city's draft subarea plans at 7 p.m. Oct. 2 at Elmhurst City Hall, 209 N. York St., Elmhurst.

The public is invited to attend and provide input, according to a city of Elmhurst news release.

The city's comprehensive plan that was adopted in 2009 contains nine subareas, and the city recently determined five of these subareas should be updated, the release stated. The subarea plans help decision makers determine how best to provide services, direct growth and maintain infrastructure for these areas, according to the release.

The city began the initial planning phases for the subarea plans in April 2017, focusing on five key areas: Lake Street, west of York Street; the intersection of North Avenue and Route 83; the block northwest of the First and York streets intersection; the blocks surrounding the intersection of York and Vallette streets; and the district bounded by Butterfield Road, Roosevelt Road and York Street, the release stated.

The areas warrant specific recommendations tailored to the special circumstances surrounding them, according to the release. Input gathered at an Aug. 29, 2017, visioning workshop and a May 2 open house introducing the draft subarea plans was compiled, reviewed and included in the plans, the release stated.

The final plans will include recommendations for land use, transportation, infrastructure, character and sense of place for each area, according to the release. The Zoning and Planning Commission will make a recommendation on the plans, which the Elmhurst City Council will then review, the release stated.

For more information on the plans, visit elmhurst.org.

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