The Lincoln Park Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with 43rd Ward Alderman Michele Smith, Wrightwood Neighbors Association, and Lincoln Central Association has initiated a process to develop a plan for the Lincoln Avenue corridor in Lincoln Park.

This plan, funded through the Lincoln Avenue Special Service Area (SSA #35-2015) and led by consultants The Lakota Group, Goodman Williams Group, and Sam Schwartz Engineering, will be used to guide improvements to this historic corridor in the heart of Lincoln Park. Given the significant changes along Lincoln Avenue, from the redevelopment of the former Children’s Memorial Hospital and the ELEVATE Lincoln Park project, to the construction of the new DePaul Music School, now is a critical time to reassess this corridor and plan for its future.

The consultant team will assess the current conditions and make recommendations for physical enhancements and placemaking, transportation improvements,  branding and marketing, and business attraction.   The focused study area for this project stretches along Lincoln from Webster on the south to Diversey Parkway on the north.

A central tenet of the team’s approach is the direct involvement of area stakeholders, community leaders, local organizations, business owners, and residents, with a focus on fostering an open and positive dialogue about the future of the corridor.  Along these lines, direct involvement by community members is welcomed and strongly encouraged – we want your input!

The planning process is comprised of three major phases:

  • Phase 1:  ENGAGE
  • Phase 2:  ENVISION
  • Phase 3:  IMPLEMENT

An outline of these three phases with related project milestones is depicted below.  The project is scheduled for completion in late summer.

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