Industrial Areas Plan

As the Village of Morton Grove’s Draft Industrial Areas Plan states,

In 2011, the Village of Morton Grove expressed concern about the future of its industrial areas…

…Consequently, the Village of Morton Grove sought out technical assistance from the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP) to help create an industrial areas plan to help answer the critical question: What should these (Industrial) areas be in the future? Through the planning process, the industrial areas were comprehensively assessed and alternative uses were considered and analyzed.

The resulting plan and its recommendations seek to implement the Village and its stakeholders’ vision to preserve and promote the areas’ industrial uses to remain competitive and continue to be a driving force in the local and regional economy.

The Industrial Areas Plan process began with an analysis of the Industrial Areas’ Existing Conditions; a report on these conditions was released in January of 2013.
Industrial Areas Plan - Existing Conditions (PDF)

CMAP presented an overview of Morton Grove’s Industrial Areas’ Existing Conditions to the Plan Commission in February of 2013.
CMAP Presentation Feb 18, 2013 (PDF)

A Draft Industrial Areas Plan was completed in March of 2014 (PDF)

CMAP presented an overview of the Draft Industrial Area Plan (PDF) to the Plan Commission in May of 2014.

The draft plan was then presented at the Industrial Areas Business Breakfast on July 16, 2014 for review and comment.

CMAP and Village Staff incorporated feedback from the initial draft plan presentation before the Plan Commission in May and at the Industrial Areas Business Breakfast and presented a Final Draft Plan to the Plan Commission at the August 18, 2014 Plan Commission hearing.

Final Draft Industrial Areas Plan completed in August of 2014.

The Industrial Areas plan was presented to be approved by the Village Board of Trustees in the October 2014. For additional information, please contact the Community and Economic Development Department at(847) 470-5231.