While most of the land within DuPage County lies within municipal boundaries, significant unincorporated areas remain. The focus of this project will be to create an “unincorporated land use plan” for those unincorporated areas surrounding Roosevelt Road (from I-355 east to County line) and Lake Street (from I-355 west to County line).
In an effort to reinvigorate the planning process, DuPage County decided to focus its efforts on unincorporated parcels, given their more immediate impact on providing services and addressing zoning policies regarding development.
Purpose of the Study
The overall purpose of this corridor study (PDF) is to create a set of land use, development, and policy guidelines that will promote and influence development along the Lake Street Corridor. View the 2040 Plan. This study also strove to advance the following four core tenets of the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning's (CMAP):
This corridor was broken down into seven sub-categories extending from the I-355/I-290 Interchange to the County Farm Road/Lake Street intersection. Each sub-planning area represents a cluster of unincorporated areas along the corridor and embodies the distinct characteristics that emphasize the diverse conditions, issues, and opportunities throughout the Study Area.