The City of Chicago, DPD, initiated Reconnecting Neighborhoods in late 2006 through the Regional Transportation
Authority’s Regional Technical Assistance Program (or RTAP). RTAP was developed to provide funding and technical
assistance to communities at the local level for planning projects that benefit both the local communities and the
RTA transit system. The planning and engineering firm HNTB is preparing the technical documents for the project
(i.e. the inventory and analysis report and recommendations) and MPC will be leading the community involvement
process. Metra and the CTA are also providing technical assistance on the project.
Reconnecting Neighborhoods Fact Sheet (695 KB)
- City of Chicago Department of Planning and Development
- The Department of Planning and Development (DPD) promotes economic development in
Chicago by helping new and existing businesses meet their goals for growth while
creating new jobs for city residents. DPD efforts are coordinated in the context of
community-based planning and augmented through the cooperation of community residents,
business groups, delegate agencies and other organizations.
- The Regional Transportation Authority
- The Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) is the financial oversight and regional
planning body for the three public transit operators in northeastern Illinois: the
Chicago Transit Authority (CTA), Metra commuter rail and Pace suburban bus. The Regional
Technical Assistance Program, or RTAP, was developed to provide funding and technical
assistance to communities at the local level for planning projects that benefit both the
local communities and the RTA transit system.
- Metropolitan Planning Council
- Founded in 1934, the Metropolitan Planning Council (MPC) is a nonprofit, nonpartisan
group of business and civic leaders committed to serving the public interest through
development, promotion and implementation of sound planning and development policies so
all residents have access to opportunity and a good quality of life, the building blocks
of a globally competitive greater Chicago region.
- HNTB Corporation
- Opened in 1967, all types of urban planning and design and infrastructure
improvement projects are managed and successfully delivered from HNTB’s downtown Chicago
location. Today, with more than 125 local employees, we offer professional services in
urban planning, highways/roadways, environmental, construction and design engineering,
bridges/structures, transit/rail and aviation. Specifically, our Chicago Urban Planning
and Design staff specializes in downtown and transit-oriented development planning,
comprehensive planning, land use planning and regulations, transportation planning,
urban design, streetscape design, and landscape architecture.
As a national firm, HNTB undertakes planning, design and construction projects of all
sizes. In the end, this broad professional exposure makes us more effective in
understanding individual community needs and assisting in development strategies for