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How Can Avondale Be More ‘Livable, Walkable And Resilient’? Weigh In At Community Meetings

A regional planning organization and city planners are seeking community input to craft an all-encompassing neighborhood plan for Avondale.

A banner for Avondale along Milwaukee Avenue in Avondale on Aug. 17, 2022.
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AVONDALE — An effort to create an all-encompassing neighborhood plan for Avondale is inching forward with another series of community meetings.

After months of community outreach and data analysis, the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning and the city’s Department of Planning and Development are hosting community visioning meetings to craft the Avondale Community Plan.

The goal of the neighborhood plan, which is being created in conjunction with the Avondale Neighborhood Association, is to “strengthen Avondale’s vitality and create a more livable, walkable, and resilient community for years to come,” organizers said in a flyer.

Here are the meetings:

  • 6-7:30 p.m. Nov. 29 at Avondale Logandale Elementary, School, 3212 W. George St. Spanish translation will be available.
  • 2-6 p.m. Dec. 1 at Brands Park, 3259 N. Elston Ave. Spanish translation will be available.
  • 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at Guild Row, 3130 N. Rockwell St. Spanish and Polish translation will be available.

At the meetings, neighbors are encouraged to weigh in on the broader challenges facing Avondale and map out what kinds of economic development and infrastructure they’d like to see in the neighborhood.

Officials plan to publish the Avondale Community Plan next summer, said Enrique Castillo, of the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning.

“We are now ready to start putting together preliminary recommendations and visioning them out with the community,” Castillo said.

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