BELMONT CRAGIN | AVENUES FOR GROWTH PLAN

 
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KEY CORRIDORS

ABOUT

Belmont Cragin, home to nearly 80,000 residents, is one of the largest and fastest growing community areas in Chicago. With a population that is over 80% Latino, it is also one of the most vibrant Latino commnities in Chicago. The neighborhood sits at the western edge of the City, and provides direct connections to the rest of Chicago via the major corridors that traverse it. This plan focuses on three of those corridors, Diversey Avenue, Fullerton Avenue, and Grand Avenue, as critical commercial hubs for Belmont Cragin and areas that should be prioritized for investments and improvements.

The Avenues for Growth Corridors Plan identifies strategies for creating jobs, supporting small and locally-owned businesses, improving housing options, and improving transportation and public places along the three corridors. The Plan explores the linkages between transportation improvements, housing options and economic development.

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WANT TO GET INVOLVED?

If you’re passionate about developing without displacing the community, drop us your information below and we’ll get in touch to talk about Avenues for Growth with you.

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PARTNERS

The Avenues for Growth plan is guided by residents’ input, and steered by JGMA Architects, Teska Associates, the Northwest Side Housing Center, and its subsidiary Northwest Side Community Development Corporation. The Plan is funded by the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning’s Local Technical Assistance (LTA) program, which has undertaken more than 200 projects since 2012 to help the region’s communities plan for increased livability, sustainability and economic vitality.

 

ADVISORY COMMITTEE MEMBERS

Kenya Merritt, Business Affairs & Consumer Protection (BACP)
Diana Mireles, Belmont Cragin Local Resident
Organizations
Active Transportation Alliance
Chicago Department of Transportation (CDOT)
Chicago Transit Authority (CTA)
Metra

Individuals
Juan Sebastian Arias, Enterprise
Rev. Gwen Byrd, Older Adult Leader
Juvi Hernandez, High School Leader
Luis Monterrubio, Dept. of Planning and Development
Diana Morado, State Farm 
Roxana Nava, Metropolitan Family Services