Public Notice - Published June 30, 2020

2020-2024 Consolidated Draft Plan

The Cook County Department of Planning and Development (CCDPD) housed within the Cook County Bureau of Economic Development, in partnership with the Center for Neighborhood Technology, has developed Cook County’s next Consolidated Plan, a draft strategic plan that will guide investments, initiatives and partnerships over the next five years related to community development, housing, and economic development.   Please view draft plan below:

Cook County Draft Plan 6_30_2020

Housing Market and Homeless Needs Assessment Data

(Recommend downloading spreadsheet to your computer then open it).

Applicable Public Comment Period: 30 Days – June 30, 2020 through July 29, 2020

All interested parties are encouraged to provide written comments. Written comments on the draft Consolidated Plan are being accepted during the applicable public comment period specified above and must be received by 4 p.m. on the last day of the aforementioned public comment period in order to receive consideration. Written comments must be directed to Dominic Tocci, Deputy Director, Cook County Department of Planning and Development, 69 West Washington, Suite 2900, Chicago, IL 60602, dominic.tocci@cookcountyil.gov.

Due to limited access to County facilities during COVID-19, the draft Consolidated Plan will not be available for review at the CCDPD office. Interested parties may contact Dominic Tocci at 312-603-1048 to discuss alternative options to view the draft plan.

Additionally, the draft plan will be reviewed and considered for approval at upcoming public hearings conducted by the Cook County Economic Development Advisory Council (EDAC). Please see this link for upcoming meeting details and agendas: https://www.cookcountyil.gov/agency/economic-development-advisory-committee-edac

Public Notice - Published April 2, 2020

Draft Amendments to Cook County’s Citizen Participation Plan

The Cook County Department of Planning and Development within the Bureau of Economic Development currently receives Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME), and Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) funding on an annual entitlement basis from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), as well as occasional onetime funding awards. The County is accepting public comments regarding modifications to its Citizen Participation Plan, which sets forth its policies and procedures for resident participation and stakeholder consultation.    
 
Applicable Public Comment Period: 30 Days – April 2, 2020- May 1, 2020 

Citizen Participation Plan  

All interested parties are encouraged to provide written comments. Written comments on the Draft Citizen Participation Plan Amendments are being accepted during the applicable public comment period specified above and must be received by 4 p.m. on the last day of the aforementioned public comment period in order to receive consideration. Written comments must be directed to Dominic Tocci, Deputy Director, Cook County Department of Planning and Development, dominic.tocci@cookcountyil.gov

Public Notice - Published January 27, 2020

Draft Substantial Amendments to the 2015 and 2016 Annual Action Plans

The Cook County Department of Planning and Development within the Bureau of Economic Development currently receives Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding on an annual entitlement basis from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The County is accepting public comments regarding its Draft Substantial Amendments to its 2015 and 2016 Annual Action Plans, which propose new CDBG-funded activities to better meet community development needs in suburban Cook County.

Applicable Public Comment Period: 30 Days – January 27, 2020- February 26, 2020

Public Notice

Cook County joins with partners for a meeting on the Cal Sag Enterprise Zone:

January 23, 2020  11:00 AM
South Suburban Mayors and Managers Association (SSMMA) Offices
1904 W. 174th Street, East Hazel Crest, IL  60429

Public Notice

Draft Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy

The Cook County Department of Planning and Development (CCDPD) housed within the Cook County Bureau of Economic Development, in partnership with the Center for Neighborhood Technology, has developed Cook County’s next Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS), a draft strategic plan that will guide investments, initiatives and partnerships over the next five years related to economic development. The County is currently accepting public comments regarding its Draft CEDS.

Applicable Public Comment Period: 30 Days – December 23, 2019 through January 22, 2020

All interested parties are encouraged to provide written comments. Written comments for the Draft are being accepted during the applicable public comment period specified above and must be received by 4:00 p.m. on January 22nd, 2020 in order to receive consideration. Written comments must be directed to Dominic Tocci, Deputy Director of Community Development, Cook County Bureau of Economic Development, 69 West Washington, Suite 2900, Chicago, IL 60602, dominic.tocci@cookcountyil.gov.

Public Notice

Posted December 20, 2019

Fifth Substantial Amendment to the Action Plan

Community Development Block Grant - Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR)

Stakeholder Consultation and Citizen Participation

The stakeholder, general public consultation and citizen participation process for the Fifth Substantial Amendment conforms to Cook County’s currently adopted Citizen Participation Plan, which was most recently amended in September 2014 with a CDBG-DR specific addendum. The Citizen Participation Plan is designed to improve compliance with HUD regulations, as well as more effectively engage the public in Cook County programs. This Substantial Amendment to the Action Plan will be made available for public review and comment for the required public review/comment period as prescribed by the related regulations.

View Fifth Substantial Amendment to the Action Plan

This Substantial Amendment is being made available to the public for review and comment for 15 days December 23, 2019 through January 6, 2020 per HUD requirements via the Cook County website (https://www.cookcountyil.gov/service/public-notices-planning-and-development-0), as well as onsite at Cook County offices located  at 69 West Washington Street, Chicago, IL 60602.

Written comments will be accepted during this period and should be directed to Barbara Maloof, Public Information Officer, at the aforementioned address or via email at barbara.maloof@cookcountyil.gov.

Public Notice

Posted December 13, 2019

Draft 2018 Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER)

The Cook County Department of Planning and Development within the Bureau of Economic Development currently receives Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG), and HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME) funding on an annual entitlement basis from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The County is required by HUD to report annually on program performance.

The County is accepting public comments regarding its Draft 2018 Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER) which outlines program performance during Program Year 2018 covering October 1, 2018 through September 30, 2019.

Applicable Public Comment Period: 15 Days – December 13 through December 28, 2019.

All interested parties are encouraged to provide written comments. Written comments for the Draft are being accepted during the applicable public comment period specified above and must be received by 4:00 p.m. on December 28th, 2019 in order to receive consideration. Written comments must be directed to Dominic Tocci, Deputy Director of Community Development, Cook County Bureau of Economic Development, 69 West Washington, Suite 2900, Chicago, IL 60602, dominic.tocci@cookcountyil.gov.

Public Notice

Posted December 4, 2019

Draft Substantial Amendment to the 2019 Annual Action Plan

The Cook County Department of Planning and Development within the Bureau of Economic Development currently receives Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding on an annual entitlement basis from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The County is accepting public comments regarding its Draft Substantial Amendment to its 2019 Annual Action Plan, which proposes a new CDBG-funded activity to better meet community development needs in suburban Cook County.

Applicable Public Comment Period: 30 Days – December 4, 2019- January 3, 2020

All interested parties are encouraged to provide written comments. Written comments for the Draft Substantial Amendment are being accepted during the applicable public comment period specified above and must be received by 4 p.m. on the last day of the aforementioned public comment period in order to receive consideration. Written comments must be directed to David Washington, Compliance Specialist, Cook County Department of Planning and Development, 69 West Washington, Suite 2900, Chicago, IL 60602, david.washington@cookcountyil.gov.

Public Notice   

Posted September 27, 2019

Draft Substantial Amendments to the 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2018 Annual Action Plans
The Cook County Department of Planning and Development within the Bureau of Economic Development currently receives Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding on an annual entitlement basis from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The County is accepting public comments regarding its Draft Substantial Amendments to its 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2018 Annual Action Plans, which propose new or revised CDBG-funded activities to better meet community development needs in suburban Cook County.

Applicable Public Comment Period: 30 Days – September 27, 2019- October 27, 2019

An important part of the process of developing a Substantial Amendment is to promote citizen participation and solicit input. The Draft may be reviewed at the Cook County Bureau of Economic Development offices at 69 West Washington Street, Suite 2900, Chicago, IL 60602, or viewed in the pdf below:

Public Hearing Notice

Posted September 9, 2019

THE VILLAGE OF BEECHER, THE CITY OF CHICAGO HEIGHTS, THE VILLAGE OF CRETE, THE VILLAGE OF FORD HEIGHTS, THE VILLAGE OF GLENWOOD, THE VILLAGE OF OLYMPIA FIELDS, THE VILLAGE OF SAUK VILLAGE, THE VILLAGE OF SOUTH CHICAGO HEIGHTS, THE VILLAGE OF STEGER, THE COUNTY OF COOK, and THE COUNTY OF WILL provide this Notice of Public Hearing concerning the intent of the above Municipalities and Counties to apply for an Enterprise Zone designation pursuant to the Illinois Enterprise Zone Act, 20 ILCS 655/ 1 et seq, to be awarded by the State of Illinois. The name of the enterprise zone will be the Lincoln & 394 Corridor Enterprise Zone.

Notice of  a Public Comment Period

Posted July 12, 2019

The Cook County Department of Planning and Development within the Bureau of Economic Development currently receives Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG), and HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME) funds on an annual entitlement basis from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The County is accepting public comments regarding its Draft 2019 Annual Action Plan, which summarizes available funding resources as well as related proposed activities designed to meet community, housing, and economic development needs in suburban Cook County.

Public Comment Opportunities An important part of the process of developing an Annual Action Plan is to promote citizen participation and solicit input. The Draft may be reviewed at the Cook County Bureau of Economic Development offices at 69 West Washington Street, Suite 2900, Chicago, IL 60602, or on-line at the Cook County website during the applicable public comment period, posted below:

All interested parties are encouraged to provide written comments. Written comments for the Draft Annual Action Plan are being accepted during the applicable public comment period specified above and must be received by 4 p.m. on the last day of the aforementioned public comment period in order to receive consideration. Written comments must be directed to David Washington, Compliance Specialist, Cook County Department of Planning and Development, 69 West Washington, Suite 2900, Chicago, IL 60602, david.washington@cookcountyil.gov.

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Notice of a Public Hearing with SSMMA - July 18, 2019

https://www.cookcountyil.gov/event/enterprise-zone-designation-notice-rescheduled-public-hearing

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Notice of  a Public Hearing

Posted May 6, 2019

Cook County Bureau of Economic Development and Bureau of Finance - Notice of Public Hearing

Notice is hereby given that on Monday, May 13, 2019, at 3:00 pm CDT, in Room D of the 22nd Floor of 69 West Washington, Chicago, IL 60602, a public hearing will be held before the representatives of the Cook County Bureau of Economic Development and the Cook County Bureau of Finance as designees of the President of the Cook County Board of Commissioners (the "Board"), regarding a plan of finance to issue not to exceed $14,000,000 aggregate principal amount of multi-family housing revenue bonds of The County of Cook, Illinois (the "County"),in one or more series (the "Bonds"). The proceeds of the Bonds will be loaned to Markham Supportive Care, L.P., an Illinois limited partnership (the "Borrower"), to be used, together with certain other funds, to (i) finance or refinance all or a portion of the costs of construction and equipping of a l00-unit supportive living facility and certain functionally-related improvements to be located at 155th Street and Turner Avenue in the City of Markham, Illinois in the County and currently known as the Plum Creek of Markham SLF Project (the  "Project"); (ii) pay capitalized interest on the Bonds; (iii) fund a debt service reserve fund; and (iv) pay certain expenses incurred in connection with the issuance of the Bonds.
 

View complete Public Notice for more information.

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Public Notice

Posted February 15, 2019

Draft Fourth Substantial Amendment

Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery Grant (CDBG-DR) Action Plan

The Cook County Department of Planning and Development within the Bureau of Economic Development has received a CDBG-DR grant in the amount of $83,616,000 from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to assist disaster recovery efforts in response to declared major disasters occurring in Cook County in 2013. These funds can be used only for specific disaster recovery-related purposes. The County is accepting public comments regarding its Draft Fourth Substantial Amendment to the Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery Grant (CDBG-DR) Action Plan.

Applicable Public Comment Period: 7 Days – February 15 through February 22, 2019

Public Comment Opportunities

The Fourth Substantial Amendment is being made available to the public for review and comment for seven days from February 15 through February 22, 2019 per HUD requirements via the Cook County website on this link, noted below, as well as on-site at Cook County offices located at 69 West Washington Street, Suite 2900, Chicago, IL 60602. Written comments will be accepted during this period and should be directed to Barbara Maloof at the aforementioned address or via email at barbara.maloof@cookcountyil.gov

View Draft Fourth Substantial Amendment (pdf below): 

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Posted January 17, 2019

Draft Substantial Amendments to the 2014 and 2018 Annual Action Plans

The Cook County Department of Planning and Development within the Bureau of Economic Development currently receives Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding on an annual entitlement basis from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The County is accepting public comments regarding its Draft Substantial Amendments to its 2014 and 2018 Annual Action Plans, which propose new CDBG-funded activities to better meet community development needs in suburban Cook County.   

Applicable Public Comment Period: 30 Days – January 17, 2019 - February 17, 2019

All interested parties are encouraged to provide written comments. Written comments for the Draft Substantial Amendments are being accepted during the applicable public comment period specified above and must be received by 4 p.m. on February 17, 2019, the last day of the public comment period in order to receive consideration. Written comments must be directed to Dominic Tocci, Deputy Director, Cook County Department of Planning and Development, 69 West Washington, Suite 2900, Chicago, IL 60602, dominic.tocci@cookcountyil.gov.

View Substantial Amendments cdbg 2014 and 2018 (pdf below):