For all the projects listed below, Alderman Joe Moore has requested funding be allocated to these projects in 2019. See the September 22, 2018, report on election results.
Trees. PENDING. Plant 100 trees on parkways and in parks throughout the 49th Ward.
Bus Benches. PENDING. Install 15 benches at bus stops throughout the 49th Ward.
Artistic Murals on CTA Embankment Walls and Metra Viaducts. PENDING. Paint murals at four locations: CTA embankment wall at Dubkin Park (7442 N. Ashland); CTA alley embankment wall from Greenview to Jarvis; Metra viaduct at Greenleaf (north wall); and Metra viaduct at Estes (north wall).
Zocalo in Touhy Park (a zocalo is the public square of a Mexican City or town). PENDING. Build a public plaza/stage at ground level in Touhy Park near the fieldhouse for cultural expression and community engagement.
Artificial Turf Field and Running Track at Sullivan High School. PENDING. Replace Sullivan’s southwest parking lot with an artificial turf field and track that would serve both the school and the community. The total cost is $900,000. The Open Space Impact Fee program will cover $350,000 of the cost. The remaining $550,000 is proposed to be funded through Participatory Budgeting over the course of several election cycles.
Basic Infrastructure Repairs
The community voted to spend 62.6 percent of the $1 million on streets and alley resurfacing, and sidewalk and alley apron repairs. Prior to the vote, Community Reps identified streets and alleys for resurfacing, and sidewalks and alley aprons for repairs. Community Reps have developed databases where they capture this information.
It is estimated that three street resurfacing projects should be completed in 2019 under the Participatory Budgeting project.
- 1100 W. Pratt—Lake Michigan to Sheridan PENDING
- 1900 W. Greenleaf—Wolcott to Damen PENDING
- 1800 W. Greenleaf—Ravenswood to Wolcott PENDING
Prior to the vote, the 49th Ward Participatory Budgeting Initiative Community Representatives identified and prioritized the alleys most in need of resurfacing. Most alleys will be resurfaced with asphalt. The Community Representatives, however, identified two alleys in which asphalt resurfacing would exacerbate flooding and standing water problems. The Chicago Department of Transportation recommended that those alleys be candidates for the City’s “Green Alley” program, in which a flood-resistant permeable surface is used to allow the rain water to soak into the ground.
Below in priority order are the blocks Alderman Moore will submit for alley resurfacing. Unless otherwise noted, the alleys will be resurfaced with asphalt.
- Alley behind 7700 N. Hermitage (between Hermitage and Paulina, Jonquil and Juneway) PENDING
- Alley behind 6600 N. Sheridan (between Sheridan and Lakewood, Albion and North Shore)—This will be a green alley. PENDING
- Alley behind 6500 N. Glenwood (between Glenwood and Newgard, Arthur and Albion) PENDING
- Alley behind 6600 N. Glenwood (between Glenwood and Newgard, Albion and North Shore) PENDING
- Alley behind 1400 W. Lunt (between Lunt and Greenleaf, Glenwood and Greenview)—This will be a green alley. PENDING
- Alley behind 6750 N. Sheridan (between Sheridan and Lakewood, Columbia and Pratt) PENDING
Below in priority order are the blocks (or portions of blocks) Alderman Moore will submit for new sidewalks:
- 7522-24 N. Eastlake PENDING
- 1709-19 W. Chase PENDING
- 6524-28 N. Newgard PENDING
- 7627-37 N. Paulina PENDING