Mr. Craig H. Hullinger

Planning Development Service

17255 S. 66th Ct
Tinley Park Illinois, 60477

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EW #6096 AICP is a planner with over thirty years of experience. He has often served as an expert witness in land condemnation cases and in zoning and development review.
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EDUCATION M.A. Environmental Sciences Governors State University B.A. Public Administration Governors State University Post Graduate - Public Policy Analysis University of Illinois Chicago, UC WORK Planning Consultant Planning & Development Service 1982 to Present Consulting services to governments, land developers, and attorneys. Emphasis on municipalities and counties. Developed numerous comprehensive plans, economic development studies, transportation plans, environmental studies, strategic plans and zoning and subdivision ordinances. Subdivision review. Expert witness testimony. Consulting village manager. Colonel Marine Corps Reserve. Village Administrator Minooka and Olympia Fields part time. Assistant Village Manager Village of Tinley Park, IL 1997 to 1999 Assistant Village Manager. Direct Building, Zoning, Economic Development, Planning divisions. Assist with convention center, initiated major flood control & open space projects, directed Comprehensive Plan. Directed Transit Oriented Development Plan, Bikeway Plan, solicited and received several grants. Director Land Use & Planning Will County, Illinois 1994 to 1997 Direct the Building, Zoning, Planning, Engineering, Solid Waste Departments of Will County, a rapidly growing County of 400,000 in the Chicago Metropolitan Area. Reengineered the Building and Engineering Division. Successfully managed development in the most rapidly developing local government in Illinois. Restored integrity, morale, & prestige of Department. Developed Transportation and Eastern Will County Land Plan, started GIS and Storm Water Plan. Transportation Planner NE Illinois Transportation Authority (RTA) 1980-1982 Prepared plans for improvements to Illinois Transportation commuter rail Northeastern and bus transit. Economic development coordination. Station area development strategies. Chief of Planning and Development Prairie Development 1979-1980 Supervised subdivision design and development. Conducted market research. Managed development of housing with passive solar homes. Constructed and operated model homes. Planning Director / Acting Manager Village of Park Forest South 1977-1979 Prepared comprehensive plan and zoning ordinance for Federally funded "New Town". Developed and implemented economic development plan. Subdivision review. Served as Acting Village Manager. Executive Director Will County Regional Planning Commission 1973-1977 Promoted from intern to planner to Director of planning and Plat Officer for rapidly growing county of 300,000 in Chicago Metropolitan Area. Prepared first County General Plan with nine subsidiary plans and supporting ordinances. Processed over 200 land developments. Led major department expansion. Student University of Illinois Governors State 1971-1973 Completed B.A. in twenty one months in Public Administration. Began Masters degree. Served internship with the Will County Planning Department - helped develop open space plan. Worked part time and promoted to Captain in the Marine Corps Reserve. Platoon Commander. Top Secret Security Clearance. First Lieutenant United States Marine Corps 1967-1971 Enlisted in the Marine Corps and trained as an air controller. Selected for officer training and served as a Communication / Electronics Officer. Supervised 100 Marines in Vietnam, earning 5 letters of Commendation. Social Worker Prince of Peace Corps 1966-1967 Directed a teen center in the inner city of Norfolk, VA. Worked to improve community, sought jobs for residents, park improvements, ran scout troop, integrated the Dismal Swamp, worked with gangs. LAND USE PLANNING AND ZONING EXPERIENCE PREPARATION OF COMPREHENSIVE PLANS FOR VILLAGE OF TINLEY PARK KANKAKEE COUNTY WILL COUNTY VILLAGE OF MOKENA VILLAGE OF UNIVERSITY PARK CITY OF COUNTRY CLUB HILLS VILLAGE OF SHOREWOOD TOWNSHIP OF TROY TOWN OF MUNSTER, IN VILLAGE OF RICHTON PARK TOWNSHIP OF WILL TOWN OF LOWELL, IN CITY OF KANKAKEE WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP PREPARATION OF ZONING ORDINANCES AND MAJOR AMENDMENTS FOR WILL COUNTY VILLAGE OF MOKENA VILLAGE OF PARK FOREST SOUTH TOWN OF MUNSTER, IN VILLAGE OF RICHTON PARK KANKAKEE COUNTY CITY OF KANKAKEE EXTENSIVE TESTIMONY BEFORE WILL COUNTY PLANNING COMMISSION WILL COUNTY ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS WILL COUNTY BOARD WILL COUNTY COURT MUNSTER BOARD OF ZONING APPEALS UNIVERSITY PARK PLANNING COMMISSION FRANKFORT PLANNING COMMISSION RICHTON PARK KANKAKEE COUNTY PLANNING COMMISSION LAND ACQUISITION / CONDEMNATION EXPERIENCE Numerous times expert witness for Tollway and IDOT land acquisition efforts Numerous times negotiated open space contributions from developers Substantial testimony before municipal governments CRAIG HARLAN [[[[ [[[[HULLINGER]]]] ]]]] AICP MEMBERSHIPS, CURRENT AND PAST American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) American Planning Association American Planning Association-Chicago, Pro Bono Committee American Planning Associatioin - Training Coordinator Lamda Alpha, Professional Real Estate Fraternity Marine Corps Reserve - 32 years - Colonel Marine Corps Reserve Officers Association Marine Corps Association Misericordia Parents Association Plank Road Trail Association HONORS Listed in "Who's Who in the World" 1988 Listed in "Who's Who in the US-Midwest" 1987 Listed in "Who's Who in Emerging Leaders" 1989 "Who's Who in Environment Management" 1992 Nine letters of Commendation, US Marine Corps Vice Chairman, Chicago Marine Corps Officers Member, Marine Corps Scholarship Committee Eagle Scout, Scoutmaster Chicago Reserve Special Service Officer Program Navy Commendation Medal with Combat V ARTICLES ON PLANNING AND ZONING BY CRAIG [[[[ [[[[HULLINGER]]]] ]]]] AICP AND CHARLES ECKENSTAHLER AICP Read the Articles on the Illinois Municipal Web Page at Illinois Municipal Review Magazine, "DO YOU HAVE A SMART GROWTH PLAN?", January 2001. With Larry McClellan Illinois Municipal Review Magazine, "SMART GROWTH - IT'S MORE THAN AGRICULTURAL PRESERVATION AND URBAN SPRAWL", August 2000. With Beth Ruyle Illinois Municipal Review Magazine, "IS IT TIME TO UPDATE YOUR ZONING ORDINANCE?", March 2000. Bar Briefs Kane County Bar Association, "POSITION YOUR PROJECT FOR QUICK MUNICIPAL APPROVAL, February 2001. Illinois Municipal Review Magazine, "APPROVE THIS REZONING - IT'S THE HIGHEST AND BEST USE", February 2000. Illinois Municipal Review Magazine, "POSITION YOURSELF FOR MEDIA EXPOSURE", October 1999. Illinois Municipal Review Magazine, "ADMINISTERING THE ZONING ORDINANCE DO WE HAVE GOOD CUSTOMER SERVICE?" , August 2000. Illinois Municipal Review Magazine, "ALIGNING INTERSTATE ROAD INTERESTS, August 2000. Illinois Municipal Review Magazine, "YOU CAN'T DO THAT - IT'S SPOT ZONING", May, 1999. Illinois Municipal Review Magazine, "DOES COMPREHENSIVE PLANNING WORK?", March 1999. Illinois Municipal Rev Magazine, "DEFINING ACCESSORY USES - A THREE STEP WORK SHEET", February 1999. Illinois Municipal Review Magazine, "CONGRATULATIONS: YOU ARE OUR NEWEST PLAN COMMISSIONER. SO NOW WHAT DO YOU DO?", Feb 1998. Illinois Municipal Review Magazine, "ZONING LITIGATION - COMMON SENSE RULES TO REDUCE VULNERABILITY", November 1997.
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