(70 ILCS 1707/47)
Developments of Regional Importance.
The Board shall consider the regional and intergovernmental impacts of
proposed major developments, infrastructure investments and major policies and
actions by public and private entities on natural resources, neighboring
communities, and residents.
The Board shall:
(a) Define the Scope of Developments of Regional Importance (DRI) and create an efficient
process for reviewing them.
(b) Require any DRI project sponsor, which can be either a public or private entity,
to submit information about the proposed DRI to CMAP and neighboring
communities, counties, and regional planning and transportation agencies for
(c) Review and comment on a proposed DRI regarding consistency with regional
plans and intergovernmental and regional impacts.
The Board shall complete a review under this Section within a timeframe
established when creating the DRI process. A delay in the review process either
requested or agreed to by the applicant shall toll the running of the review period.
If the Board fails to complete the review within the required period, the review fee
paid by the applicant under this Section shall be refunded in full to the applicant.
If, however, the applicant withdraws the application at any time after the Board
commences its review, no part of the review fee shall be refunded to the
(Source: P.A. 95-677, eff. 10-11-07.)