UPDATED March 14, 2018
A community-based process led by the Department of Planning and Development to review and enhance the Ravenswood Industrial Corridor started in February 2018. Part of Mayor Emanuel's Industrial Modernization Initiative, the process is intended to maintain the corridor as economic engine and vital job center, provide better access for all transportation modes, and enhance the area’s unique natural and built environment. Strategies to achieve these and other goals specific to the Ravenswood Corridor will be determined and implemented through a stakeholder engagement effort in 2018.
The modernization process for each of the city’s designated industrial corridors includes a working group of key industrial, business and community stakeholders to refine concepts presented to the general public. The effort will result in plans that address trends and optimal land uses for each corridor, as well as design guidelines where appropriate.
For Ravenswood, the working group and general public will focus on the southern portion of the corridor, which is experiencing significant shifts from industrial to other uses. The northern portion of the corridor will be subject to a separate review process in preparation for the framework plan that will include the corridor in its entirety.
Dates are subject to change.
|Date||Event||Materials and Community Input|
|Feb. 28, 2018||Working Group Kickoff Meeting: Existing Conditions|
|March 21, 2018||
General Public Kickoff Meeting: Exisiting Conditions
Participants will learn about existing conditions and provide input on land use and zoning, historic character, transportation access, safety and technology, and sustainability.
|April 2018||Working Group Workshop: Land Use and Design|
Working Group Meeting: Draft Framework and Design Guidelines for Southern Corridor
General Public Meeting: Draft Framework and Design Guidelines for Southern Corridor
|June 2018||Framework and Design Guidelines
Complete for Southern Corridor
|September 2018||Final Public Meeting: Collaboration Between the North and South Corridor Areas|
|November 2018||Framework and Design Guidelines Complete for Entire Ravenswood Corridor|