ISW Austin: Chicago Avenue Corridor Improvements

The first section of construction is underway!

Click here to download a PDF of the Construction Flyer for more information.

Weekly construction review meetings will be held during construction every Tuesday morning starting at 9am via Teams

Click here to join the meeting

Teams Meeting ID: 259 962 558 045
Passcode: yFgaNz

Download Teams | Join on the web

Project Area: Chicago Avenue, Austin Boulevard to Cicero Avenue

Austin Soul City Limits

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: Construction and Design Development, and Public Engagement

Project Timeline:

Project Timeline

 

Previous Public Meetings:

Public Meeting #3 was held on 11/14/2022 in-person with an “open house” format.

Click here to download a PDF of all materials presented at Public Meeting #3 (13MB)

Community Meeting #2 held on 03/01/2022 via zoom. A recording is below:

A PDF of the Meeting #2 presentation slides can be found here.

A PDF Summary of Community Meeting #2 can be found here.

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.

A PDF Summary of Community Meeting #1 can be found here.

Additional INVEST South/West information Austin (chicago.gov)

Questions or comments regarding the project can be submitted below.

Comments - Wade Van Nortwick