Milwaukee Avenue District Plans Synthesis

Chicago has many citywide and local place-based plans with stated goals for the built environment. Some are municipal; others are nonprofit driven. They prioritize public and private capital investments, provide important context for those investments and help determine how a community should grow and where development should occur.

Planning Context: The Milwaukee Avenue submarket touches the largest central business district in the Midwest to the southeast, and some of Chicago’s most rapidly changing residential neighborhoods to the north. Common themes across the submarket’s nine plans are desires to guide new development, attract better retail options, increase and improve open space, expand educational opportunities, and develop affordable housing and improve transit options, especially as it relates to bicycles, pedestrians and mass transit. [Excerpted from Summary of Milwaukee Ave District Plans]