In 2018, the Department of Planning and Development (DPD) and the Office of Ald. Gregory Mitchell (7th) worked to secure a grant through the Regional Transportation Authority’s Community Planning program to develop a plan for two corridors in the South Shore neighborhood: East 75th and East 79th Streets, from Stony Island Avenue to Lake Michigan.
In close consultation with Ald. Mitchell, DPD will develop a blueprint for both corridors by focusing on land use, housing, retail and connectivity to transit, within the context of changing demographics. Preliminary work began in January 2019, and will include robust community engagement efforts with assistance from the South Shore Chamber of Commerce. DPD staff expects to complete the study in early 2020.
The City's desired outcomes from the study include:
The primary focus of the South Shore Corridor Study includes East 75th Street and East 79th Street between Stony Island Avenue and the lakefront, but may extend to include adjacent neighborhoods, potential development sites, or major travel corridors as appropriate.
Check back for information on community engagement dates as the study gets underway.
|Date and Time||Event and Location||Materials|
Monday, April 15, 2019
|Initial Stakeholder Interviews
South Shore Chamber of Commerce
1750 E. 71st St.
Wednesday, May 15, 2019
Public Open House