Randolph Street Corridor Improvement Study

Thank you to those who attended the Virtual Community Meeting on June 25, 2020! A recording for those who could not attend is linked below.


We invite you to share your thoughts on Randolph Street to inform the next phase of this study. Please provide your feedback through the Survey and Wikimapping tool. These tools will be open through Friday, July 17, 2020.

Virtual Community Meeting #1 Survey – A brief 11-question survey to tell us how you use Randolph Street, share what you like about the roadway, identify key issues and priorities, and tell us what streetscape elements you would like to see in the future.

Virtual Community Meeting #1 Wikimapping Tool – Virtually walk through the corridor and identify issue areas, pinpoint your favorite locations, and provide your ideas to improve Randolph Street.

Project Description
The mile-long segment of West Randolph Street between North Desplaines Street and North Ogden Avenue is a unique corridor in the West Loop neighborhood. This section of West Randolph Street played a pivotal role in Chicago’s history of agriculture, innovation, and industry. It first served as an open-air market to allow farmers to directly sell their produce to the public. While it no longer serves this function, the wide street remains. The West Loop neighborhood, along with Randolph Street, continues to evolve as a hub of innovation as well as a destination for entertainment and dining. It is time to reimagine this historic corridor as an active, safe, and comfortable environment for all users.

The study will consider all modes of transportation, adjacent land use, opportunities for new public spaces, reconfiguration of the street, and connections to the surrounding street network. Improvement alternatives will be developed with associated cost estimates prior to any design engineering work.


A project fact sheet can be found here.