Input Sought On Businesses, Recreation Along Fox River

Press release from McHenry County Department of Planning and Development:

Oct. 17, 2020

McHenry County, the City of McHenry, and the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning are seeking public input on the ongoing Fox River Corridor Plan.

The project seeks to create a comprehensive plan for the future of the Fox River along the study area, which stretches eight miles from North Chapel Hill Road in Johnsburg south to Burtons Bridge at Route 176. The ongoing plan will focus on commerce along business districts adjacent to the river, public access and recreational use, environment and natural resources, and transportation connections to the river.

The public is encouraged to learn more about the plan, submit input, and take a survey by visiting the project website at

The Fox River Corridor planning project will outline strategies and actions for communities to take to realize their long-term vision for the corridor. The project team will engage residents, business owners and other stakeholders – such as riverfront property owners, marina operators, boaters, and environmental and bicycle advocates – to craft recommendations that reflect the needs and vision of the corridor community when it comes to recreation, open space, transportation and economic development.

The study area includes the municipalities of McHenry, Johnsburg, Holiday Hills and Prairie Grove, and unincorporated Burtons Bridge, as well as numerous conservation areas, parks and nature preserves.

This project builds upon the foundation of two previous Fox River Corridor plans – one completed in 2015 for Algonquin and Carpentersville, and another in 2018 for McHenry and Lake counties.

This press release was produced by McHenry County Department of Planning and Development. The views expressed here are the author’s own.

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