Illinois Route 53/120 Land Use StrategyLake County, Illinois
The Lakota Group led a multi-disciplinary team in conducting analysis and planning for the corridor surrounding the potential controversial new Illinois Route 53/120 toll road. The plan studied land use, economic development, transportation and natural resources in the corridor and suggested strategies for maximizing benefits of the tollway while minimizing impacts. This two-year process engaged leaders from 17 corridor municipalities, Lake County, and local environmental groups.
The final document includes tools and recommendations to guide future land use decisions and encourages the formation of an intergovernmental agreement between the corridor municipalities to create consistency within the corridor and establish lines of communication to share information and resolve issues as a group.