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Town hall scheduled to discuss future plans for Fox River corridor

Virtual meetings will be held in the afternoon and evening of Nov. 2

Officials from McHenry County, the city of McHenry and the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning will host two virtual open houses during the first week of November to discuss plans for economic and community development along the Fox River corridor.

Leaders from the three agencies are seeking feedback about a draft of the Fox River Corridor Plan. The plan “identifies strategies to spur economic investment, protect natural resources, enhance recreational amenities, improve bicycle and pedestrian access, and promote local and regional collaboration,” according to a news release from the county.

The county defines the Fox River corridor as an 8-mile stretch between North Chapel Hill Road in Johnsburg to Route 176 in Burtons Bridge. It includes the city of McHenry and several natural areas in between.

Two virtual meetings over Zoom will take place Nov. 2. The first will be from 2 to 4 p.m., and the second will be from 7 to 9 p.m. Members of the community are asked to attend to review the plans and give their feedback on the proposals.

Registration for the afternoon session can be found at https://bit.ly/3vslNVe, and registration for the evening session can be found at https://bit.ly/2Z3rIoi.

More information about the plan can be found at engage.cmap.illinois.gov/fox-river-mchenry. Feedback also can be shared on the website for those unable to attend the meetings.