The Elgin Heritage Commission is seeking nominations for the 2006 Elgin Mayor’s Awards for Preservation. These annual awards honor outstanding contributions to Elgin’s heritage and educate the general public of the value of our unique architecture, neighborhoods, and history. The awards further the Heritage Commission’s goals of neighborhood and downtown revitalization to benefit the entire city of Elgin. Three awards are honors of distinction: The Mayor George Van De Voorde Award, The William Stickling Award and The Artisan Award. Winners are selected by members of the Elgin Heritage Commission, and will be honored at the annual Mayor’s Awards for Preservation event scheduled for Thursday, May 4, 2006 at The Centre of Elgin. For more information or questions regarding the Mayor’s Awards please contact Cindy Walden at 847-931-5910. Nomination are due by 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 1, 2006, to Cindy Walden, Planning Department, City Hall, 150 Dexter Court, Elgin, Illinois, 60120-5555. Those selected to receive a Mayor’s Award will be notified by April 2006. The Elgin Heritage Commission is a citizen’s advisory board that promotes Elgin’s historic preservation activity through the protection, maintenance and preservation of the City’s architecture, historic and cultural resources. The Elgin Heritage Commission is composed of nine voting members appointed by the Mayor with the consent of the Elgin City Council.
The Kane County Board is presenting a Smart Transportation workshop on February 22, 2006 at the Q Center in St. Charles. It runs from 7:45 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Agenda Topics include: -Kane County Transportation and Land Use Connection -Measuring the Health Effects of Sprawl -Visual Preference Survey -Roundabout Development and Implementation -Transportation and Land Use Innovations -Mobility Choices -Lunch
This workshop is the second in a series of implementation workshops for the 2030 Plans. Transportation congestion, diversified housing and sustainable water supply are the three main challenges of the 2030 Plans. Our Transportation Challenge is to coordinate Smart Growth land use planning with Smart Transportation planning to reduce the growth of Vehicle Miles Traveled (VMT) by 20%. Come hear transportation and land use experts explain how we can meet our transportation challenges in the Urban Corridor and critical Growth Area!
The cost is $20 and pre-registration is required by 2/15/2006, no walk in registration. Call (630)208-3320 for more information
UPDATE: Here's a link the the county's 2030 Plans.
The Downtown Neighborhood Association of Elgin is a coalition that represents the interests of the individuals and organizations with a presence in downtown Elgin. The Association's purpose is to foster a center of activity and ensure economic stability for the heart of Elgin through historic preservation, communication, education, promotion and economic revitalization.