Navigating Brookfield

APA Illinois Chapter


Wednesday, September 13, 2017
3 p.m. - 4:15 p.m. CDT

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Brookfield has all the elements of a desirable village. The downtown streets are lined with historic main street buildings. Three Metra stations provide both easy access to downtown Chicago and the region. The village is cris-crossed with a solid grid of streets and interesting diagonals through it. And the board of trustees knows it.


This session will focus on recent planning and economic development efforts in Brookfield to take the Village to the next level towards a more vibrant, diverse, and healthy community. The Village, under the guidance of Village manager Keith Spiral, has embarked on two key projects — an Active Transportation Plan and new form-based zoning for the station areas. These two projects may appear to be separate; one guiding and regulating the buildings, the other planning the right-of-ways, but many planners understand how the streets and buildings must work together to form a truly ideal built environment.  Hear not only about these two projects, but the how the environment for change is enabled by the excited and forward-thinking staff.


Leslie Oberholtzer, AICP

Confirmed Speaker

Leslie is a principal at CodaMetrics, a collaborative planning studio in Evanston, Illinois. With over 25 years of experience in urban design and smart growth planning, she works to promote sustainable development through the availability of alternative transportation and housing choices, the development of valuable places, and the preservation of ... Read More

Jacque Henrikson, AICP

Confirmed Speaker

Jacque Henrikson, AICP Transportation Planner at Active Transportation Alliance University of Illinois at Chicago Read More

Keith Sbiral, AICP

Confirmed Speaker


Emily Egan, AICP

Confirmed Speaker

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