ISW New City/Back of the Yards: 47th Street and Ashland Avenue Corridor Improvements

Register for the second Community Meeting here.

Registrese Aqui para la segunda Reunion Comunitaria.

Click here for the flyer in Spanish. Folleto en español.

Design Area: 47th Streets from Loomis Street to Hoyne Street, Ashland Avenue from 43rd Street to 49th Street

Project description

New City, consisting of the Canaryville and Back of the Yards neighborhoods, 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 is the intersection of 47th Street and Ashland Avenue and adjacent blocks.

The scope of this CDOT led project includes streetscape improvements on 47th Street, Loomis to Hoyne and Ashland, 43rd Street to 49th Street. The project will providesafe, 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: Design Development and Recommendations

First Community Meeting Recording (English) below:

First Community Meeting Recording in Spanish aquí.

First Community Meeting Presentation PDF in English and Español.

Additional INVEST South/West information New City (

Questions or comments regarding the project can be submitted below.

Comments - Fullerton Avenue from Narragansett Avenue to Lockwood Avenue