Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot’s signature community development initiative to reverse decades of disinvestment on Chicago’s South and West Sides.
and 12 commercial corridors on the South and West Sides
in public, private and philanthropic investment commitments to date
by supporting amenities, small businesses, public spaces and housing.
INVEST South/West is an unprecedented community development initiative to marshal the resources of multiple City departments, community organizations, and corporate and philanthropic partners toward 12 commercial corridors within 10 South and West Side community areas.
Through this collaboration, the City has aligned more than $2.2 billion in public and private investment as of fall 2022. The initiative is providing support for small businesses, creating public realm improvements, restoring historic buildings, and fostering equity and resilience where it's needed most.
Priority Community Areas