Envision Ford Heights

Ford Heights, IL

Overview

In October 2017, Ford Heights engaged Antero Group to lead a comprehensive planning and community revitalization process and to provide municipal engineering services.

This project resulted in the development of a project priorities list, community engagement, and connecting Ford Heights to various regional officials.

The result has been increased development interest in the community, multiple new grant-funded projects, and a clear list of community-led priorities.

Outcomes
  • Convened the Ford Heights Advisory Team consisting of local, regional, and national stakeholders
  • Conducted a rapid assessment of existing challenges and opportunities; developed a community geodatabase
  • Secured $360,000 in funding within the first six months of planning to implement high priority capital improvement projects
  • Completed due diligence and compliance reporting
  • Managing ‘Envision Ford Heights,’ a comprehensive community planning and revitalization effort