The North Avenue corridor, between Austin and Harlem, serves as a border between the Village of Oak Park (to the south) and the City of Chicago (to the north). While once a vibrant commercial stretch, the corridor has declined in recent years. The North Avenue District is partnering with CMAP’s Local Technical Assistance (LTA) program to develop a plan that will guide revitalization and mobility on the North Avenue corridor. The plan will focus on identifying appropriate redevelopment opportunities, strategies for attracting desirable development including potential financial incentives, and recommendations for streetscape improvements and corridor branding. This plan will also focus on transportation in order to support the growth, diversity, and prosperity of the study area.
Plan development is being co-sponsored by Alderman Taliaferro and the 29th Ward of Chicago, and Mayor Abu-Taleb and Village of Oak Park.