The Blue Island streetscape will link the existing Benito Juarez Academy to the 18th Street commercial corridor. The block between 18th Street and 19th Street was improved by CDOT in 2000. The 19th Street to 21st Street stretch of Blue Island is considered an important part of the greater Pilsen community vision to improve the pedestrian and neighborhood experience.
Project improvements include extensive sidewalks widening with pavers, curb and gutter and catch basin relocation/replacement, ADA accessibility improvements, roadway narrowing and parking lane reconfiguration for traffic calming, street lighting, community identifiers, site furniture, and landscaping.
Construction underway. Estimated completion Spring 2020.
Blue Island Streetscape Public Meeting – January 2014