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Business Development
Create new opportunities for businesses by increasing office space or using existing vacant buildings. 
Business Development
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Walking & Biking
Improve pedestrian and bicycle connections between residential areas and local destinations such as schools, parks, library and retail.
Pedestrian & Bicycle Connections
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Restaurants & Shopping
Increase number of family-oriented sit-down restaurants and retail in the community.
Family Restaurants & Shopping
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Character & Identity
Enhance the appearance of streets in Northlake with signs, pedestrian lighting, and new development to reflect the community’s progress and to strengthen community character and identity.
Beautification & Streets
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Infrastructure Enhancement
Update roadways, residential streets, curbs, and sidewalks to make it convenient to get in and around Northlake.
Roadway,Streets,Curbs Improvement
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Business Facade Improvements
Develop uniformity and cohesion along storefronts to strengthen community character and identity.
Business Façade Improvements
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Recreation
Increase the number of indoor or outdoor places that provide a safe and comfortable environment for sport and play for families, visitors and residents.
Recreation
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Mixed Use Development 
Focus on developing both residential and commercial development along major corridors, bringing together both retail and residential uses.
Residential & Commercial Bldgs
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Multi-modal Transportation
Improve sidewalks, intersections, trails, & public transit making Northlake a friendly place to walk, bike and use public transportation.
Non-motorized Transportation
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Parks & Open Space
Improve connections to local parks from residential and commercial areas. Increase community gathering areas.
Parks & Open Spaces
Housing Options
Increase Local Businesses
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Transportation Improvements...
What is most needed along US 340?
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Biking, walking, and hiking...
What improvements are most needed for biking, walking, and hiking in the 340 East Gateway corridor?
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Where do you live...
Which option best describes where you live?
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Where do you work...
Which option best describes where you work?
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Travel frequency...
How often do you travel on the 340 East Gateway corridor?
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Gender
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Age
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Land use changes...
What should new development along the US 340 East Gateway corridor focus on?
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Look and feel...
What is the best way to improve the appearance of the US 340 East Gateway corridor?
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Our Challenge How should we plan for the future of Northlake?
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When done, click CHOICES. You can change your priorities later.
CHALLENGE
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Originally incorporated in 1949, Northlake's dedicated City Council and active community reflects the city's moniker of "The City of Friendly People." 

As the city works to improve the quality of life for families and provide opportunities for businesses to prosper, Northlake offers a bright future for residents and businesses alike.

Building on these assets, the City is working with the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning to create Northlake's Comprehensive Plan which will reflect the community's vision and serve as a roadmap for future improvements.

Together, local residents, business owners, property owners, and community stakeholders will explore opportunties in land use planning, transportation, parks and open space, and numerous other aspects important to Northlake's prosperity!

Public input is key to planning for the future of Northlake. Help us understand what's most important to you.

Click on the PRIORITIES tab to the right to get started.

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The City of Northlake is embarking on an interactive, community-based
process to develop a Comprehensive Plan. You can help
shape this plan by sharing your vision for Northlake today!
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Priorities What is important to you?
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PRIORITIES
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Drag your highest priorities above this line.
Tell us what your highest priorities are for enhancing the City of Northlake!

Drag the items most important to you above the line.

As you add items you can learn more about each and make comments if you wish.

If there's something important we've missed, click Suggest Another Priority (below) to let us know what it is.
Add a comment
about this prioirty
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Suggest a Priority:




Thank you for your suggestion!

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Thank you for your comment!

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INTERACTIVE MAP
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Drag markers on to the map to tell us where you would like to see changes or improvements. 
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Please add any relevant detail you would like, such as closest intersection, kind of travel, etc.
Short privacy policy...
Thank You!
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Survey
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When done, click STAY INVOLVED. 
SURVEY
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Please send us feedback,and share this site with others.
STAY INVOLVED
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Thank you for your participation. Stay involved
Join us at the project kick-off community workshop on Thursday, June 21, 2012 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Sandra Vasquez Community Center. Spanish translation will be provided. Please encourage your neighbors, friends and family to attend!
Please visit http://www.cmap.illinois.gov/northlake to learn more
about this project and upcoming events.

Provide email address to stay involved
and receive project related emails: 
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A Comprehensive Plan for Northlake
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Compare Yourself
Complete at least 3 of these steps and get access to what others have said!
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This shows the top priority rankings of all users. Click the column headers to change the sorting.
This shows how all other users have ranked the priorities, compared to you. Click the headers to re-order the list.
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