Have you wondered why that parking lot hasn’t been turned into a park by now? Why that sad little building hasn’t been redeveloped? Have you thought that beautiful old building would be perfect for a business incubator? Or that empty lot perfect for a grocery store?
Milwaukee Avenue in Logan Square
You finally have an opportunity both to find out why certain development scenarios work and others don’t and to have your say in how you would like future Milwaukee Avenue development to be shaped.
Help plan the future of Milwaukee Avenue
The Metropolitan Planning Council is leading a series of workshops designed to educate you on why certain development scenarios will or won’t work along Milwaukee Avenue and to allow you to have your say in what you’d like to see in future development.
Who: You! and your neighbors.
What: The Milwaukee Avenue Corridor Development Initiative, a cumulative series of three planning and educational workshops. Your participation is requested at all three.
When: Wednesdays, July 22, August 5 and August 26, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Where: Logandale School (northwest corner of George Street and Kedzie Avenue).
At the first workshop you’ll have a chance to discuss development opportunities and voice concerns. Building on that discussion, at the second workshop you’ll have an opportunity to play with different development scenarios on a vacant property, with historical buildings, and with transit oriented development. And at the final workshop, you’ll hear reaction on the scenarios created by the community from a team of real estate experts.
Your input will be used to help future developers understand what type of development the community desires. And you can use the knowledge you gain toward informed participation when a future development is proposed to the community.
For more background and to see how the Corridor Development Initiative has shaped up in another community, see Visualize the development you want to see.
Summer diversions in Logan Square:
Peace and Unity, the final Live Art Event leading up to the Milwaukee Avenue Arts Festival, takes place on Saturday,
July 18, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., at Unity Park on Kimball Avenue at Schubert Avenue. Paint your own canvas, watch others paint, play in the park and enjoy another beautiful summer day.
(Another great opportunity to take some photos or video to highlight Great places in Logan Square for the What Makes Your Place Great? contest!)