Thursday, May 29, 2014

Committee Meets To Start Work On Fox River Corridor Plan

The Fox River Corridor Plan Steering Committee met for the first time Wednesday at Algonquin's Old Village Hall to meet with technical experts from the Chicago Metropolitan Agency For Planning who'll help them decide where the corridor actually lies and how to improve recreation within it. CMAP's doing the heavy lifting for the project under a recently-awarded joint technical grant worth $70,000 to the villages of Algonquin and Carpentersville.

Broadly the corridor will run from the Fox Bluff Conservation Area above Algonquin down to Carpentersville's Main Street bridge.  CMAP Senior Planner Trevor Dick told the 11-person committee including trustees from the two villages, reps from MCCD and the Kane County Forest Preserve and recreation buffs to think big but realistically.  "There's a fine line between visionary and hallucinating," he laughed.

The timeline for the plan's underlying study stretches for the next 12 months involving a number of public meetings and workshops, dates to be set.  A website devoted to the Corridor Plan's expected to go online in about a week Dick said.

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