Vision Driving Development report

Vision Driving Development:  Logan Square Corridor Development Initiative is now available.  This report is the culmination of last summer’s workshops led by the Metropolitan Planning Council with Logan Square neighbors considering future development along Milwaukee Avenue.

I wrote about some of the issues back then (see Hypothetical Milwaukee Avenue development:  Scenario 1, Scenario 2, Scenario 3,
Scenario 4, Open space and Milwaukee Avenue, Height and Milwaukee Avenue, and Parking and Milwaukee Avenue), and this report expands on the process and the variety of hypothetical development scenarios that were imagined.

Bear in mind that the scenarios are hypothetical.  As envisioned and based on the given assumptions (outlined in the report), unfortunately none would make a profit for a developer.

While I disagree with some parts of the report, I think the scenarios give potential developers — and community residents who weren’t able to participate — some idea of what the community is receptive to.

After you’ve had a chance to look through the report, I hope you’ll provide some commentary:  How might you use it?  Are there assumptions or conclusions you challenge?  What do you think about the proposed uses of the buildings (a topic I did not specifically address last year)?  or anything else that grabs you.

Spring diversions in Logan Square:

Resonate 5.0:  Saturday, April 24, 7:00 p.m. – 3:00 a.m. at the Congress Theater, 2135 N. Milwaukee Ave.; Chicago’s Burning Man community comes together for a multimedia spectacle; purchase tickets on-line or at the door.


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