Homes for a Changing Region Studies
Homes for a Changing Region is a collaborative regional planning effort lead by the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning and the Metropolitan Mayors Caucus. The initiative focuses on creating a balanced mix of housing to support current municipal demographics and creates long term housing policy recommendations to better plan for regional housing needs.
SCB was contracted by the Metropolitan Mayors Caucus to help envision the redevelopment of underutilized sites in the suburban communities of Batavia, Geneva, Villa Park, Bensenville, Addison, Woodale, and St. Charles, Illinois. Each redevelopment project’s goal was to create a mix of residential unit types in a dense, walkable layout. Strategic placement of open space, trails, and retail were also designed to provide amenities for the community. Before and after visualizations were created for each site and included with the final plan study document.