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Offer feedback at open house

The Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning is coming to McHenry County to give residents a chance to comment on its proposed Go to 2040 comprehensive regional plan.

The agency will present its the plan at an open house from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Woodstock Public Library, 414 W. Judd St. It will start with a short presentation followed by a question-and-answer period.

The 414-page plan seeks ways to improve community livability, regional mobility, workforce development, and efficient governance in the seven-county area covered by CMAP. It seeks to shape the region’s development while addressing the environment, economy, housing and education.

CMAP covers Cook County, its collar counties and Kendall county. The agency predicts that the region will gain 2 million new residents and 1 million new jobs by 2040.

The full draft plan and its executive summary can be found online at www.goto2040.org, where people also can submit comments. CMAP intends to approve the plan by October.

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