Streetscape improvement project along Lincoln Avenue from Western Avenue to Catalpa Avenue
The Chicago Department of Transportation is conducting a streetscape improvement project along Lincoln Avenue from Western Avenue to Catalpa Avenue. Building off the 2019 Lincoln Square Master Plan, the project aims to increase safety, improve walkability, support economic development, enhance public spaces, including the Ainslie Arts Plaza, and support Aldermanic plans to create an Arts District in the area.
- Streetscaping with sidewalk and crosswalk improvements
- Corridor beautification and greening
- More public community spaces
- The creation of the Lincoln Avenue North Arts District (LANA), which will transform the use of storefronts to create galleries, pop-ups, and live/work spaces for artists to call home
Public improvements include the Ainslie Arts Plaza, commissioned murals, zoning improvements including a pedestrian street designation and approvals for ground floor live/work studio spaces, and more than $16 million in funding for Lincoln Avenue streetscape and design improvements.