#MyHomerGlen

PROJECT UPDATES

FRI, FEBRUARY 28, 2020
SUBAREA CONCEPTS DESIGN CHARRETTE SUMMARY

The summary of the Subarea Concepts Design Charrette held on February 11, 2020, is now available for public viewing (click this PDF link or visit the Documents page). The charrette enabled community members the opportunity to share ideas about potential development for four key subareas in Homer Glen. Thanks again to all those who participated, as your feedback and ideas will help the Village advance the Comprehensive Plan Update and plan for Homer Glen’s future.


WED, FEBRUARY 12, 2020
SUCCESSFUL DESIGN CHARRETTE THIS WEEK

Yesterday, community members and Village officials took part in a lively and productive Subarea Concepts Design Charrette to generate potential development ideas for four key subareas in Homer Glen. We thank the 50+ participants who shared their time, knowledge, and insights through a set of interactive activities to plan for the future of Homer Glen. The outcomes from the charrette will play a critical role in advancing the Comprehensive Plan Update.

Please check back later for a summary of findings that came out of the charrette.

The next steps in the process will be to develop the draft core elements of Homer Glen’s Comprehensive Plan Update, as listed below. This drafting process will commence through the spring.

:: Future Land Use Plan
:: Conceptual Subarea Framework Plans
:: Housing and Retail Market Strategies
:: Utilities and Infrastructure Plan
:: Transportation Plan
:: Community Facilities and Assets Plan
:: Environment and Sustainability Plan


TUE, FEBRUARY 4, 2020
SUBAREA CONCEPTS DESIGN CHARRETTE

Please mark your calendars to join a special planning meeting set for February 11, 2020. The Village Board, the Plan Commission, the Community and Economic Development Committee, the Parks & Recreation Committee, and the Environment Committee are invited to participate in this interactive Subarea Concepts Design Charrette to plan for four key subareas of the Village.

Date: Tue, February 11, 2020
Time: 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Venue: Village Hall, Community Room
Address: 14240 W 151st St, Homer Glen, IL 60491
For More Info: Workshop Agenda

This workshop will include interactive mapping activities that will enable participants to visualize their ideas in physical form. The Consultant Team will have different tables to cover each of the four subareas with small groups to provide their development ideas on each subarea. This workshop is a critical component of the Village’s long-range planning activities for the future and will help formulate different development scenarios for key areas around Homer Glen.


FRI, SEPTEMBER 13, 2019
EXISTING CONDITIONS & ISSUES SUMMARY

The Existing Conditions and Issues Summary is now available for public review. You may download the PDF file at this LINK or visit the Documents page on this website. We welcome public comments on this draft document, which provides a foundation of findings, ideas, and issues to address in the Comprehensive Plan Update.


FRI, AUGUST 23, 2019
SHARE YOUR FEEDBACK!

The Consultant Team is keeping busy working with Village staff and the project’s Steering Committee to prepare an Existing Conditions and Issues Summary, which will provide a strong foundation of findings, ideas, and issues to address in the Comprehensive Plan Update. This summary document will be made available in the near future.

Community input is always welcome through the Feedback page on this website, the project Twitter account, and the Village’s Facebook page. We are always open to hear your thoughts and ideas as to how you envision the future of Homer Glen.


WED, JULY 24, 2019
COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT UPDATE

Since the project launched in May 2019, the Consultant Team has collected community input through a variety of outreach methods through a multi-pronged approach to its Community Engagement Strategy. So far, outreach has been conducted via the following platforms:

:: Project website (www.MyHomerGlen.org)
:: Social media (Twitter: @myhomerglen_cp)
:: Local newspapers
:: HomerFest (June 22-23)
:: Stakeholder Focus Groups (June 25-26)
:: Public Open House (June 26)

Click this LINK for a summary of key takeaways from outreach conducted thus far, particularly HomerFest and the Public Open House.

We also welcome ongoing community input through the Feedback page on this website, the project Twitter account, and the Village’s Facebook page. Watch for other upcoming community engagement activities in the future.


TUE, JULY 9, 2019
PROJECT PRESS COVERAGE: PUBLIC OPEN HOUSE

The Homer Horizon provided press coverage of the Public Open House held on June 26 at Village Hall. Please see the article below. A summary of the Public Open House and will be provided soon.

Homer Horizon | 7/3/19
Web Article | PDF Article
“Village conducts open house for Comprehensive Plan Update”

Didn’t make it to the open house? No problem! We will continue to find ways to engage the community for input as the project progresses. For now, you may use the Feedback page on this website to share any thoughts or ideas you may have regarding the future of Homer Glen. Thank you!


MON, JUNE 24, 2019
PUBLIC OPEN HOUSE THIS WEDNESDAY, JUNE 26!

Please join us for first Public Open House for the Comprehensive Plan Update process:

Date: Wed, June 26, 2019
Time: 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Venue: Village Hall, Community Room
Address: 14240 W 151st St, Homer Glen, IL 60491

Drop by to learn more about the project and provide your thoughts on core issues facing the future of Homer Glen. Conducted in an open house format, this meeting will enable community members to attend at their own leisure, review exhibits, provide feedback, and interact with the Consultant Team. Hope to see you there!


SUN, JUNE 23, 2019
HOMERFEST: GREAT COMMUNITY FEEDBACK!

Thank you to all who provided their ideas for the future of Homer Glen this weekend at HomerFest! Below is a photo collage of some of the ideas that community members shared using hand-held chalkboards. #MyHomerGlen

Do you want to add your ideas or see some of the other chalkboard input from HomerFest? Come to the Public Open House on Wednesday, June 26, from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm at the Community Room at Village Hall ( 14240 W 151st St, Homer Glen, IL 60491).


THU, JUNE 20, 2019
SEE YOU AT HOMERFEST!

Are you going to #HomerFest? Visit the Village’s community info tent on Saturday, June 22, and Sunday, June 23, to share your thoughts and ideas! The Project Team will be there with these hand-held chalkboards to collect your feedback. We look forward to hearing from you! #MyHomerGlen


MON, JUNE 10, 2019
PROJECT PRESS COVERAGE: PROJECT LAUNCH & OUTREACH

Local media outlets recently provided press coverage of the launch of the Comprehensive Plan Update project and the outreach activities scheduled for later this month: HomerFest (June 22-23) and Public Open House (June 26). Separate project updates for each outreach activity are provided below.

Daily Southtown | 6/10/19
Web Article | PDF Article
“Homer Glen to seek resident input as it updates comprehensive plan originally adopted in 2005”

Homer Horizon | 6/10/19
Web Article | PDF Article
“Homer Glen launches planning process to update Comprehensive Plan”

Patch Homer Glen-Lockport | 6/5/19
Web Article | PDF Article
“Homer Glen begins planning process to update comprehensive plan”


FRI, JUNE 7, 2019
PUBLIC OUTREACH AT HOMERFEST

The project team will be at HomerFest and we want to hear from you! Learn more about the Comprehensive Plan Update project and share your thoughts and ideas through an interactive activity! Find the project team at the Village’s Community Information tent; we will be the ones using hand-held chalkboards to obtain feedback.

Date: Sat, June 22 and Sun, June 23, 2019
Time: 12:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Venue: Heritage Park
Address: 14240 W 151st St, Homer Glen, IL 60491

Come for the fun, provide your input, dust your chalked-up hands, and leave with a greater sense of the project. See you at HomerFest!


WED, MAY 15, 2019
MARK YOUR CALENDARS: PUBLIC MEETING #1 SET FOR JUNE 26

You are invited to attend the first Public Meeting for the Comprehensive Plan Update process:

Date: Wed, June 26, 2019
Time: 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Venue: Village Hall, Community Room
Address: 14240 W 151st St, Homer Glen, IL 60491

Join us to learn more about the project and provide your thoughts on core issues facing the future of Homer Glen. The meeting will be conducted in an open house format enabling community members to attend at their own leisure, review exhibits, provide feedback, and interact with the Consultant Team. Hope to see you there!


THU, MAY 9, 2019
WELCOME TO THE PROJECT WEBSITE

Welcome to the Project Website for the Village of Homer Glen Comprehensive Plan Update! Here you will be able to stay updated on project news, upcoming meetings, outreach opportunities, and draft documents. Click the “Follow” button to receive notifications of project news into your email inbox. You may also leave feedback on the Contact page. You may also share your thoughts using the #MyHomerGlen hashtag on Facebook or Twitter! Join the conversation!


2 thoughts on “#MyHomerGlen

  1. Carl Nodus February 17, 2020 / 11:38 am

    I received your agenda workshop brochure on February 14th for a February 11th meeting. I have property (In Homer Township) that is part of the Cedar/Bell area. Naturally I would like to know what plans the community have for this area. Can I get minutes for this meeting?

    Thank you

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    • todd.vanadilok February 17, 2020 / 1:39 pm

      Hello Carl, thank you for your message and interest in the project. We are currently summarizing the findings from the workshop and will post a summary to the project website once it is ready. Hopefully the workshop summary will answer any questions you may have regarding your property.

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