This manual, published in August 2008, amends and supersedes the 95th Street Corridor Streetscape Manual and the 95th Street/Western Ave. Business District Improvement Plan. The purpose of this document is to update the specific recommended materials, elements, and specifications for the proposed improvements in the public right of way, in particular those elements shown in the 14′ wide sidewalks along 95th Street between Western and Ashland. This document does not address the intent or overall layout of the original plan, nor the suggested changes and proposed improvements for private property contained in the plan. For the most part, the original plan sections remain valid, except for those items which are effected by updates to the City’s codes, ordinances, and design guidelines, as outlined in section II of this document, entitled “Standards”.
In addition, this amendment does not attempt to provide any further design guidance or permit authorization by way of updating materials or specifications. Property owners making improvements within the public right of way must still follow standard City of Chicago procedures for obtaining a permit for construction and openings within the public right of way. What this manual is dedicated to is the standardization of all materials, streetscape elements, specifications and details for joint maintenance purposes by the Beverly Hills community and City Forces.