You may know that there’s been an effort to revitalize the McCormick-Lincoln commercial corridor. You may not know that the Village of Lincolnwood and the City of Chicago engaged the Urban Land Institute and the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning to examine that area, identify its problems, and suggest solutions that would improve retailing in the area. The ULI released its report in September 2013. Read the report here.
The Jewish Community Council of West Rogers Park is sponsoring a forum on Tuesday evening, March 10, to discuss the portion of that area controlled by the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District. That area includes the shuttered theater, the decrepit parking lot, and the closed car wash . Officials of the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District have been invited. The group’s announcement can be found here.
I hope you’ll make an effort to attend. Citizen involvement is the only thing that will begin to transform this ward.