|Broadway looking north, from Leland (courtesy Google Streetview)|
"One fact that surprised me during our research for the 46th Ward Master Plan was that many residents were leaving the Ward to do most of their shopping. We found this was the case across all the different economic groups within the Ward. Given that close to half of the residents in the Ward don't own cars, it was clear that there was an opportunity for more retail and more retail brings jobs.
To encourage more economic activity, we will be embarking on a major streetscaping project on Broadway from Gunnison to Wilson Avenue. It is important to me that our plans are "less car-centric" and more focused on all of the many different types of transportation that residents use... from cars to bikes, walking, wheelchairs, and these days, more baby strollers. To learn about "complete streets", click here.
We Need Your Opinion! There will be a public meeting to show you a number of different ideas to encourage more business development, from a proposed plaza in front of the Riviera to different types of lighting along the street. We will be opening the former Borders Building for this meeting so that people can get a first-hand look at the site where many of the proposals will be.
When: Thursday, April 10th from 6pm - 7pm
Where: Former Borders Building at 4718 N. Broadway
With all of the exciting developments that are happening in this area, it's more important than ever that we plan well. Your input will help point us in the right direction."