UPDATE: The North River Commission Board approved the final North River Communities Neighborhood Plan on November 13, 2018!
Centered on the North Branch of the Chicago River and the North Shore Channel, the City of Chicago's North River neighborhoods of Albany Park, North Park, Mayfair, North Mayfair, and Ravenswood Manor boast many assets, including active commercial corridors, tree-lined residential areas, high quality architecture, beautiful parks, solid transit options, and two universities. Having long served as a port of entry for immigrant families newly arrived to Chicago from all parts of the globe, the North River communities are one of the most ethnically diverse neighborhoods in the United States, and feature a tradition of civic engagement.
The North River Commission (NRC) is partnering with CMAP's Local Technical Assistance (LTA) program to develop a plan that will build upon the area's valuable assets, as well as its past and current planning efforts. Working with the area's community organizations, residents, and public agencies, CMAP and NRC will create a plan that draws on the area's transportation assets, engaged community, existing commercial corridors, and public open space to help guide and strengthen the North River communities in the decades ahead.