Central Avenue Corridor Plan

Central Avenue Corridor Plan

The Central Avenue corridor, in Chicago’s Austin community area, serves as a unifying and supportive spine through Austin, connecting its neighborhoods and districts. Local leaders would like to see Central Avenue become a vibrant commercial district. Austin Coming Together (ACT) is partnering with CMAP’s Local Technical Assistance (LTA) program to develop a plan that will guide revitalization and mobility on the Central Avenue corridor. The plan will focus on identifying economic development initiatives; redeveloping key sites for workforce innovation, arts, culture, and health; community and transportation safety; as well as exploring strategies to stabilize the housing market.

For demographic information on the municipality, view the Community Data Snapshots: City of Chicago.

Public Engagement

Public outreach and community engagement are essential to the creation of a plan for Central Avenue. There will be numerous opportunities for the public to provide input and participate throughout the planning process. ACT, in partnership with CMAP, will embark on a series of interviews and meetings with various community stakeholders and residents from the area to solicit and incorporate local input to the planning process.

We encourage you to watch this space, where we will announce upcoming opportunities for you to participate and help shape the Central Avenue Corridor Plan.

Contacts

Cindy Cambray, Project Manager, CMAP (ccambray@cmap.illinois.gov or 312-386-8748)

Shavion Scott, Director of Strategic Initiatives, Austin Coming Together (ACT), (slscott@austincomingtogether.org or 773-417-8612)

To Top

Central Avenue Corridor Plan

The Central Avenue corridor, in Chicago’s Austin community area, serves as a unifying and supportive spine through Austin, connecting its neighborhoods and districts. Local leaders would like to see Central Avenue become a vibrant commercial district. Austin Coming Together (ACT) is partnering with CMAP’s Local Technical Assistance (LTA) program to develop a plan that will guide revitalization and mobility on the Central Avenue corridor. The plan will focus on identifying economic development initiatives; redeveloping key sites for workforce innovation, arts, culture, and health; community and transportation safety; as well as exploring strategies to stabilize the housing market.

For demographic information on the municipality, view the Community Data Snapshots: City of Chicago.

Public Engagement

Public outreach and community engagement are essential to the creation of a plan for Central Avenue. There will be numerous opportunities for the public to provide input and participate throughout the planning process. ACT, in partnership with CMAP, will embark on a series of interviews and meetings with various community stakeholders and residents from the area to solicit and incorporate local input to the planning process.

We encourage you to watch this space, where we will announce upcoming opportunities for you to participate and help shape the Central Avenue Corridor Plan.

Contacts

Cindy Cambray, Project Manager, CMAP (ccambray@cmap.illinois.gov or 312-386-8748)

Shavion Scott, Director of Strategic Initiatives, Austin Coming Together (ACT), (slscott@austincomingtogether.org or 773-417-8612)

To Top