Public outreach and community engagement were essential to the creation of the Revitalization and Mobility Plan for the North Avenue Corridor. There were numerous opportunities for the public to provide input and participate throughout the planning process. The North Avenue District, in partnership with CMAP, embarked on a series of interviews, workshops, and meetings with various community stakeholders and residents from the area to solicit and incorporate local input to the planning process.
MetroQuest Online Community Survey
A survey was open to the public between July 17 and September 5, 2018 and received over 1,700 responses. The results were used for the Existing Conditions report.
Public Visioning Workshop
A public visioning workshop for the North Avenue Corridor Revitalization and Mobility Plan was held on November 15, 2018, between the hours of 6:00 and 8:00 p.m., at Redeemer Church 6740 W. North Ave. The workshop began with a summary of current conditions in the study area. Workshop attendees were then invited to provide feedback on the results of an online survey via keypad polling. Attendees also had the opportunity to learn more and provide feedback about the Chicago-Oak Park Traffic Safety and Mobility Study on North Avenue. Over 70 residents, business owners, and other stakeholders from the community attended. See the meeting presentation and results here.
Public Open House
On Thursday, May 9, 2019 the public was invited to an open house from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Trinity Galewood Church to comment on recommendations for the North Avenue Corridor Revitalization and Mobility Plan. The open house event was an opportunity for members of the community to review the draft recommendations, identify strategies that they were most enthusiastic about, and discuss the plan with the project team.