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WCA/MPC Plan Presentation
Community Meeting
November 30, 2016
6:00pm – 8:00pm
BuiltWorlds
1260 W. Madison
Agenda
I. Introductions
II. The what and why
III. Plan background-Road to where we are today
IV. Goals and objectives
V. P...
Introductions
• Elected Officials
• Alderman Danny Solis - 25th Ward
• Zoning Committee Chairman
• Alderman Walter Burnett...
Introductions
• West Central Association – Chamber of Commerce
• Founded in 1918
• 501 (c)(4) non-for-profit
• Delegate Ag...
West Central Association – Chamber of Commerce
• Consists of 35 board members-all volunteers
• Membership based organizati...
Introductions
Community Organizations
• West Loop Community Organization-WLCO
• Neighbors of West Loop-NOWL
• Connecting 4...
Introductions
Marisa Novara
Director
Metropolitan Planning Council
The what and why
• Conceived at October 2015 WCA luncheon
• Exposed how far behind we are compared to other cities on econ...
Plan Background-How we got here
• Secured funding for study and engaged MPC
• Draft completed by MPC and sent to WCA for r...
Goals and Objectives
• Introduce plan on land use and parking
• Give business community a sense of the direction and clima...
Key points on WCA/MPC plan
• Planning document created at a moment in time
• Flexible, fluid, and evolving over time as ne...
Who is
MPC Mission
• Since 1934, the Metropolitan Planning Council (MPC) has been dedicated to
shaping a more sustainable ...
MPC Report
A future for the Near West Side:
Report on land use and parking in the West
Central Association service area
Ju...
0
200,000,000
400,000,000
600,000,000
800,000,000
1,000,000,000
1,200,000,000
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014...
250
270
290
310
330
350
370
390
410
430
450
Jan-03 Jan-04 Jan-05 Jan-06 Jan-07 Jan-08 Jan-09 Jan-10 Jan-11 Jan-12 Jan-13 J...
Free and unrestricted, 4548
Paid on-street (meter), 322
Restricted (standing, loading
zones), 400
Permit (residential, ind...
Recommendations
Land Use
• Prioritize existing vacant land/surface parking in focus area
• Amend Fulton-Randolph Market
Di...
Recommendations
Land Use cont.
• Allow density and certainty in development process
• Promote policies that stimulate econ...
Recommendations
Improve access
• Metra stop near
Ogden
• CTA Green or Pink
line infill station
• Clarify #20
Madison bus
c...
Recommendations
Balance parking
supply and demand
• Expand metered
parking in business
corridors including
Madison, Randol...
Thank you
mnovara@metroplanning.org
Other WCA positions and initiatives
• Move PMD eastern boundary to Ogden
• Vitalize main corridors including Madison, Rand...
Department of Planning and Development
Eleanor Gorski
Deputy Commissioner of Planning, Design and Historic Preservation
• ...
WCA/MPC Plan Presentation - Community Meeting
WCA/MPC Plan Presentation - Community Meeting
WCA/MPC Plan Presentation - Community Meeting
WCA/MPC Plan Presentation - Community Meeting
WCA/MPC Plan Presentation - Community Meeting
WCA/MPC Plan Presentation - Community Meeting
WCA/MPC Plan Presentation - Community Meeting
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WCA/MPC Plan Presentation - Community Meeting

  1. 1. WCA/MPC Plan Presentation Community Meeting November 30, 2016 6:00pm – 8:00pm BuiltWorlds 1260 W. Madison
  2. 2. Agenda I. Introductions II. The what and why III. Plan background-Road to where we are today IV. Goals and objectives V. Points on plan VI. Who is the Metropolitan Planning Council VII. Plan presentation VIII. WCA Positions & Initiatives IX. Department of Planning and Development X. Q&A
  3. 3. Introductions • Elected Officials • Alderman Danny Solis - 25th Ward • Zoning Committee Chairman • Alderman Walter Burnett - 27th Ward • Alderman Jason Ervin - 28th Ward • Department of Planning and Development • Eleanor Gorski – Deputy Commissioner of Planning, Design and Historic Preservation • Gerardo Garcia – Coordinating Planner • Abby Monroe – Coordinating Planner
  4. 4. Introductions • West Central Association – Chamber of Commerce • Founded in 1918 • 501 (c)(4) non-for-profit • Delegate Agency • Executive Director – Rod Burch • President - Armando Chacon • Plan subcommittee members • Calvin Gin – Blue Plate Catering • Rod Burch – West Central Association • Armando Chacon – Century 21 S.G.R., Inc.
  5. 5. West Central Association – Chamber of Commerce • Consists of 35 board members-all volunteers • Membership based organization consisting of business owners and commercial land owners from various industries • Greektown SSA #16 Sole Service Provider • 850 W. Madison • www.wcachicago.org
  6. 6. Introductions Community Organizations • West Loop Community Organization-WLCO • Neighbors of West Loop-NOWL • Connecting 4 Communities-C4C • Industrial Council of Near West Chicago-ICNC
  7. 7. Introductions Marisa Novara Director Metropolitan Planning Council
  8. 8. The what and why • Conceived at October 2015 WCA luncheon • Exposed how far behind we are compared to other cities on economic growth, population, jobs, etc… • Got us thinking about growth opportunities for our area • May 2016 - Decided to engage MPC to objectively compile a planning study to identify deficiencies and opportunities for growth in our area • Create a plan that includes policies that will help achieve consistent and sustainable economic growth for our area • Will continue to promote economic growth and development in a way that respects and is sensitive to long standing businesses, new businesses, and residents
  9. 9. Plan Background-How we got here • Secured funding for study and engaged MPC • Draft completed by MPC and sent to WCA for review • Plan completed after board input and revisions • Presented to Alderman Burnett, Alderman Solis, and Alderman Ervin • Presented to Department of Planning and Development • Presented summary points to WLCO, NOWL, ICNC, and C4C • Community meeting to present to greater community – TODAY!
  10. 10. Goals and Objectives • Introduce plan on land use and parking • Give business community a sense of the direction and climate for our area going forward • Get familiar with the impact our area plays in our city • Introduce you to the Department of Planning and Development • Other WCA initiatives
  11. 11. Key points on WCA/MPC plan • Planning document created at a moment in time • Flexible, fluid, and evolving over time as necessary • Forward thinking and meant to promote economic development • Open to further input • Will not eliminate vetting process as we know it today
  12. 12. Who is MPC Mission • Since 1934, the Metropolitan Planning Council (MPC) has been dedicated to shaping a more sustainable and prosperous greater Chicago region. As an independent, nonprofit, nonpartisan organization, MPC serves communities and residents by developing, promoting and implementing solutions for sound regional growth. • While MPC works to solve today's urgent problems—with a focus on economic development, vibrant neighborhoods, quality housing and transportation choices and well-managed natural assets—MPC consistently thinks ahead to prepare the region for the needs of tomorrow. • Highly regarded as experts on urban planning • www.metroplanning.org
  13. 13. MPC Report A future for the Near West Side: Report on land use and parking in the West Central Association service area July 2016 Marisa Novara Director Metropolitan Planning Council
  14. 14. 0 200,000,000 400,000,000 600,000,000 800,000,000 1,000,000,000 1,200,000,000 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 Permitestimatedvaluebyyear Permit activity in the WCA area by value Total permits New construction permits
  15. 15. 250 270 290 310 330 350 370 390 410 430 450 Jan-03 Jan-04 Jan-05 Jan-06 Jan-07 Jan-08 Jan-09 Jan-10 Jan-11 Jan-12 Jan-13 Jan-14 Jan-15 Jan-16 ActiveretaillicensesintheWCAarea Active food retail licenses in WCA area
  16. 16. Free and unrestricted, 4548 Paid on-street (meter), 322 Restricted (standing, loading zones), 400 Permit (residential, industrial, hourly), 240 On-street parking by type Total: 5,510 on-street parking spots
  17. 17. Recommendations Land Use • Prioritize existing vacant land/surface parking in focus area • Amend Fulton-Randolph Market District guidelines to allow for some residential north of Lake Street
  18. 18. Recommendations Land Use cont. • Allow density and certainty in development process • Promote policies that stimulate economic development west of Ashland • Invest and develop Ogden Avenue – Key corridor connecting IMD/United Center/FMID
  19. 19. Recommendations Improve access • Metra stop near Ogden • CTA Green or Pink line infill station • Clarify #20 Madison bus connects to West Loop • Ashland bike lanes
  20. 20. Recommendations Balance parking supply and demand • Expand metered parking in business corridors including Madison, Randolph and the Fulton Market District • Reinstate paid Sunday meters • Explore performance pricing
  21. 21. Thank you mnovara@metroplanning.org
  22. 22. Other WCA positions and initiatives • Move PMD eastern boundary to Ogden • Vitalize main corridors including Madison, Randolph, Fulton, Lake, and Halsted • Invest in infrastructure improvements to accommodate more density • Improve pedestrian lighting on Lake Street • Promote innovative technologies to help utilize street parking and off street parking such as Parqex, Spothero, Parkwhiz, etc. • Area high school • Farmers Market
  23. 23. Department of Planning and Development Eleanor Gorski Deputy Commissioner of Planning, Design and Historic Preservation • Understand growth and density concerns • Focused conversation forthcoming in January 2017 to develop community- supported design guidelines • Design guidelines will cover building design, parking and open space • WCA plan components DPD actively supports: • Encourage new growth to attract more residents and jobs • Developers should be confident that they can rely on underlying zoning and support from elected officials • Ogden included in Kinzie Industrial Corridor Modernization Study • Enhanced collaboration between community members, DPD, elected officials and local businesses

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