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Professional office space
Create more locations for employment within the community to attract a "daytime" population.
Professional office space
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Parks and open space
Preserve and add new public parks, open spaces, and plazas to create more community gathering areas.
Parks and open space
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Parking alternatives
Rearrange and/or replace surface parking, potentially with a parking structure, to create new development opportunities.  
Parking alternatives
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Strengthen residential area
Support existing residential neighborhoods while new development occurs.
Strengthen residential area
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Beautification and design standards
Preserve the historic character of the Old Town area to increase its image and identity.
Beautification and design standards
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Improve traffic flow
As one of only a few Fox River bridges in the area, vehicular, pedestrian, and bicycle traffic flow should be improved.
Improve traffic flow
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Restaurants and coffee shops
Add local retail and shopping opportunities to support the "daytime" population and potentially attract new visitors in the evening and on weekends.
Restaurants and coffee shops
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New residential options
Add new housing to provide addtional living options and to support local businesses.
New residential options
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Mixed-use development
Create new developments with commercial space on the ground floor and office or residential above to create a vibrant "Old Town" area.
Mixed-use development
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Public access to the Fox River
Improved public access to the Fox River would increase the river's presence, protect the environment, and attract visitors.
Public access to Fox River
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Weakness
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Other
Any general comment.
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Home
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Work
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Shops
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Medical
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Other
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Train Station
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School
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Destination
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Hub / Station
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Shelter
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Sidewalk
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Signage
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Other Change
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Preservation
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Employment
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Transportation
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Residential
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Shops
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Recreation
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Transportation Improvements...
What is most needed along US 340?
More traffic lights
Interchanges (underpass/overpass)
Speed control / enforcement
No improvements needed
Other
Intersection improvements
Service / access roads
More transit (bus, rail, etc.)
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Biking, walking, and hiking...
What improvements are most needed for biking, walking, and hiking in the 340 East Gateway corridor?
Sidewalk / bike lanes along 340
Connect trails to destinations
Better river access
Trail - Harpers Ferry to Charles Town
Parking for trail access
No improvements needed
Other
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Where do you live...
Which option best describes where you live?
Along the 340 East Gateway corridor
In Jefferson County
In West Virginia
Outside of West Virginia
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Where do you work...
Which option best describes where you work?
Along the 340 East Gateway corridor
In Jefferson County
In West Virginia
Outside of West Virginia
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Travel frequency...
How often do you travel on the 340 East Gateway corridor?
5 or more days / week
1 to 4 days / week
Less than once  / week
Less than once / month
Never
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Bus
Train
Walk
Other
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MarkerFrequency
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5 days per week
1-2 days per week
3-4 days per month
A few times per year
Never
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MarkerSWOT
Economic Development
Historic Preservation
Trails
Land Use
Community
Transportation
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MarkerResidential
3+ acre single family lot
<1 acre single family lot
Multi family/apartment
Townhome
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Historic Destinations
Historic Preservation
Natural Features
Rural Landscape
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Retail
Office
Manufacturing
Other
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MarkerTransportation
Traffic lights
Intersection improvements
Sidewalk
Public transit
Trails
Add Travel Lanes
Add service/access lanes
Other
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Community Role
Resident
Employee
Business owner
Government
Property owner
None of the above
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Gender
Female
Male
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Age
0 - 18
19 - 25
26 - 38
39 - 55
56 - 65
65+
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Land use changes...
What should new development along the US 340 East Gateway corridor focus on?
Single family homes (< 1 acre)
Offices
Mixed-use development
Recreational
Warehouse / light industrial
Single family homes (3+ acres)
Apartments/Condos/Townhomes
Retail/Commercial
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Look and feel...
What is the best way to improve the appearance of the US 340 East Gateway corridor?
Landscaping to create a "parkway"
Other
Preserve historic sites
Preserve the rural character
Design standards for development
No improvements are needed
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Our Challenge How should we plan for the Old Town area?
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CHALLENGE
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US 340 Corridor East Gateway Plan
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This plan, being developed by the Village of Carpentersville with the help of the Chicago Metropoltian Agency for Planning (CMAP), is a collaborative effort to create a sub-area plan with resident input related to the future of the Old Town area.
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This study focuses on the land area located along US Route 340 between Charles Town and Harpers Ferry, West Virginia.
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The focus of this study includes:

  • Transportation
  • Land Use / Planning
  • Economic Development
  • Parks, Trails & Greenways
  • Historic Resources
  • Community Services
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The Village of Carpentersville's Old Town area has many historic strengths and community assets that provide a high quality of life for its residents, shoppers, and employees.  This plan will build on the priorities set forth in the Village's comprehensive plan to guide the Old Town area's future growth and focus on implementation.

This plan, being developed by the Village of Carpentersville, with the help of the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP), is a collaborative effort. Together, local residents, business owners, and community stakeholders, will explore opportunities in land use planning, residential and commercial development, transportation, parks and open space, and numerous other aspects important to the Old Town area's prosperity.

Help us shape the plan today!     

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