IL 47 Corridor Planning Study
Houseal Lavigne Associates, as part of a multidisciplinary team, working with Kane County, McHenry County, and fourteen municipalities within the Study Area, Houseal Lavigne Associates helped to create a vision and strategy for the future of the IL 47 corridor. The Study Area extended for approximately 56 miles, from the Wisconsin/Illinois border south to IL 30, near Sugar Grove. The Plan is an illustrative and detailed document that guides municipal decision-making to provide for a healthy population and economy through the provision of sustainable land uses; a safe, complete/multi-modal street design; and, the implementation of smart growth principles. From traditional small town “main streets” to large regional commerce centers, the Plan presents tools that communities can use to effectively realize their economic development goals while balancing the needs and concerns of their neighbors and the region as a whole.