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.

Click here for a pdf version of the June 25, 2020 meeting presentation.

Click here to view a PDF with answers to community questions from the meeting.

While comments are welcome at any time during the study process, the first Community Meeting comment period is now closed. Thank you to those who provided comments and completed the Survey and Wikimapping Tool. Results from these surveys will be shared at upcoming Community Advisory Group and Community Meetings. We look forward to continuing to work with you to re-envision 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.