Chicago's streets play an important role in the livability, vitality, and character of our neighborhoods and commercial areas. Many improvements in the public way are installed by private developments as part of the requirement for new buildings and major rehabilitation projects thus the responsibility is binding on the developers and subsequent property owners or any other parties having a controlling interest in the property. As streetscapes in urban environments are subject to heavy use and adverse environmental conditions, they require consistent maintenance to remain appealing.
Property Managers can assist with the continuing public way maintenance effort by:
Tree and plantings, key elements in the streetscape, improve air quality with the cooling effects and reduce storm water burden to the city's sewer line.
A national study found that people are willing to spend 12% more to shop in large cities' districts with mature trees and landscaping.
Report trees' beetle infestation to 312.744.BEETL.