Vision Clark Street Corridor Plan

Rogers Park, IL
  • 8,025 open house flyers distributed to residents, businesses and organizations
  • 900+ participants engaged through community open houses, online surveys and discussions with the project team
  • All community engagement materials produced in English and Spanish

The Lakota Group was engaged by Rogers Park Business Alliance to create a corridor plan for Clark Street in the heart of the Rogers Park neighborhood. Lakota worked with the project steering committee to provide recommendations to improve coordination among business owners and promote the corridor through branding, public art, and programming. Visualizations were created to illustrate proposed improvements to storefronts & facades, streetscapes, and gateways. Several concepts were explored to improve economic vitality along the corridor—both through land development and business development. Significant bilingual outreach to residents and business owners was performed to ensure the plan reflected the vision of the overall community.

We partnered with The Lakota Group to create a master plan for Clark Street in Rogers Park, and we could not be more impressed with the outcome. They have without a doubt mastered the art of coming up with creative concepts for a long time neglected commercial corridor, while successfully representing the voice of a very diverse community. We highly recommend working with The Lakota Group for your commercial district revitalization plan.Carolina Juarez, Special Service Area Manager

The final Corridor Master Plan synthesized all the feedback received throughout the plan process and graphically illustrates the issues and opportunities of the corridor and the vision for its future. Recommendations prioritize preserving the unique history and character of the corridor and include short term, tactical improvements as well as long term investments.  An extensive implementation action plan outlined funding opportunities and priority levels to guide the community in achieving this vision. The final Vision Clark Street Corridor Plan can be viewed here.