Recommendations from the Study
Final recommendations for the Irving Park Road Corridor Study (PDF) have been released, outlining ways to improve the area. Recommendations are centered on three goals:
- Attract new businesses
- Bring more people into the Village to shop
- Support existing successful businesses
Specific steps for improvement include adding streetscape, reconfiguring parking lots, and facilitating bike and pedestrian access. The Panel also recommended vacant retail areas, such as the area around the old Menard’s, be permitted to redevelop into new uses such as recreational, community services, or senior housing. Staff is identifying specific next steps based upon these recommendations.