ISW Austin: Chicago Avenue Corridor Improvements

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Design Area: Chicago Avenue, Austin Boulevard to Cicero Avenue

Project description

Austin is one of 12 key commercial corridors in the 10 communities – the “front doors” to the neighborhoods – INVEST South/West collectively supports infrastructure development as a part of the initial phase of Mayor Lightfoot’s INVEST South/West commercial corridor improvement strategy.  Based on feedback received at the INVEST South/West kick off meeting, the priority focus for public and private investment is the intersection of Chicago Avenue, Austin Boulevard to Cicero Avenue and adjacent blocks.

The scope of this CDOT led project includes streetscape improvements on Chicago Avenue, Austin Boulevard to Cicero Avenue. The project will provide safe, walkable, and attractive streets that will foster community and economic growth.  This effort will support the INVEST South/West initiative to re-activate neighborhood cores that have historically served as focal points for pedestrian activity, shopping, services, transportation, public spaces and quality-of life amenities for local residents.

Status: Initial Design Development and Phase I Engineering

Community Meeting #1 held on 8/24/2021 via zoom. A recording of the meeting is below:

A PDF of the presentation slides can be found here.

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