October 7, 2020

New Arts Plaza Proposed for Lincoln Square


A new arts plaza would be developed in Lincoln Square through a financial proposal introduced to City Council today by Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot.

Partly financed by $57,000 in Open Space Impact Fees, the Ainslie Arts Plaza would replace an underutilized, half block-stretch of Lincoln Avenue between Gunnison and Ainslie streets. The plaza would include planters, a festival tent, storage shed, fencing, picnic tables, murals, movable seating, hammocks, food truck parking, landscaping, signage and lighting.

The balance of the $87,000 project would be funded by the Lincoln Square Ravenswood Chamber of Commerce, which would maintain the site for use by local residents. Work is expected to be completed later this fall.

Open Space Impact Fees are generated by new residential development projects are earmarked to improve and expand public open spaces within the City’s 77 community areas. 


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