The City of Batavia has collaborated with the Cities of Geneva, St. Charles and the Village of North Aurora over the past 2 years on a housing study analyzing trends in our Central Fox Valley Region. This plan was accepted by the City Council on October 5, 2014. Batavia and our partner communities were the recipient of a Local Technical Assistance Grant from the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning, which funded the cost of the plan.
The model for the program was the Homes for a Changing Region Program, which is a joint venture of the Metropolitan Mayors Caucus and the Metropolitan Planning Council. Kane county provided local technical assistance for the plan. The plan addresses Housing Policies that the city may adopt on its own and regional activities among the 4 communities. The plan also includes a thorough analysis of housing trends in each community and the region.