The Interchange between Regional Infrastructure Improvements and Local Land Use Planning

APA Illinois Chapter


Thursday, September 14, 2017
10:45 a.m. - noon CDT

CM | 1.25

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As regions invest in significant infrastructure improvements, investment in local land use planning is critical to promote vibrant communities and ensure mutually beneficial outcomes.

Participants will learn:

• How regional infrastructure projects can be successfully paired with local community planning

• Communities can leverage its unique assets through integrated transit and land use planning.

• Proactive planning can prepare a community to build smarter and faster upon project completion.

• Strategies for enhancing the development readiness of challenging urban infill sites impacted by infrastructure reconstruction that would likely remain vacant in the long term without proactive planning.

• How infrastructure improvements positively impact both commercial and residential real estate markets, acting to “prime the pump” for private investment to take place.

Through a focused conversation with government and agency representatives, transportation planners, real estate analysts, and urban planners, this session will provide an overview of how two very different communities are preparing to receive major infrastructure improvements. Each community is leveraging their infrastructure project to proactively engage their community to plan for maximizing the future benefits and addressing community goals.

Within the City of Moline, three distinct riverfront neighborhoods are preparing for two major infrastructure projects including replacement of the I-74 Bridge over the Mississippi River and a new multimodal station that will bring new passenger rail service to the Quad Cities. The Moving Moline Forward plan envisions a community where assets are connected through a robust intermodal network and integrated land use planning.

The Chicago Transit Authority’s (CTA) Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) plan for two of Chicago’s established north side neighborhoods where planned rapid transit infrastructure improvements are planned will promote redevelopment in the neighborhood that is successful, thoughtfully designed, and contributes positively to the community and reflects a transit rich lifestyle.

These two projects illustrate how engaging the community about their local needs early in the planning and construction process, will improve the local outcomes, sponsor relevant private development, and promote public investments that will foster a thriving and transit rich neighborhoods. When local government and transit agencies provide leadership, foster community conversations and collaboration there are many opportunities to leverage the project success to address community needs.


Teresa Fourcher, LEED AP

Teresa Fourcher has extensive experience with sustainable design in urban design and planning, infrastructure projects, and graphic design. Teresa has crafted sustainable visions for large and small scale developments throughout the world. Her responsibilities include project leadership, client-consultant coordination, design leadership and technical oversight. Teresa is very interested global trends ... Read More

Lisa Dziekan

Real Estate, Communications and Public Affairs Professional Dziekan Consulting University of Illinois at Chicago Proven experience in real estate market analysis and public affairs, public engagement, communications, and economic development. Detail-oriented individual that works effectively across diverse stake-holders Read More

Christine Carlyle, AICP

Christine Carlyle founded and leads the SCB planning group, in Chicago. With over 25 years of city planning, urban design and architectural design, in both the public and private sectors, she brings a wide range of knowledge, creativity and a unique perspective to successfully addressing the challenges of today’s ... Read More

Jeffrey Anderson, AICP

Jeffrey Anderson, AICP City Planner at City of Moline Western Illinois University Read More

Steve Hands

Senior Manager - Rail Strategic Planning at Chicago Transit Authority University of Illinois at Chicago Read More

Sarah Kellerman, AICP


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