Please join CAIC for its 2019 Kick-Off Membership Luncheon. Our featured speaker will be Joseph C. Szabo, Executive Director of the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP). Mr. Szabo will discuss ON TO 2050, the seven-county region’s long-range comprehensive plan, adopted in October 2018. CMAP spent approximately three years developing the plan and engaged more than 100,000 residents and business owners across the region. Mr. Szabo will provide an overview of the plan with a focus on issues of interest to CAIC Members. He’ll discuss prioritizing infrastructure investments to improve the region’s transportation system, including its freight network; supporting inclusive growth to ensure all residents and communities have economic opportunities; modernizing tax policies to help cities of all types serve residents and businesses; and more.
Appointed as Executive Director of CMAP in June 2015, Mr. Szabo has varied experience in local, state, and federal governments, civic affairs, and transportation. He served from 2009-15 as the twelfth Administrator of the Federal Railroad Administration within the U.S. Department of Transportation. Mr. Szabo began his public service as a zoning commission member in his native south suburban Riverdale, Illinois, where he later served as a park district commissioner, village trustee, and ultimately mayor. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in Business from Governors State University and received an honorary doctorate from Lewis University for his lifetime commitment to public service.
Presentation of NorthPoint Development's Plans for Transportation, Distribution & Logistics Campus on Avenue O
Tom George of NorthPoint Development & Mitch Adams of CBRE will also make a presentation about NorthPoint's plans to develop the 197-acre former Republic Steel site on 116th Street & Avenue O into a Transportation, Distribution & Logistics campus.