September 2017 Update
Bike Lanes on Touhy, Ashland & Rogers (Phase I). COMPLETED. Initially delayed due to a shortage of striping materials (light-reflective paint), the Chicago Department of Transportation (CDOT) completed the work in Summer 2011.
Bike Racks (Artistic). PENDING. The PB Leadership Committee decided that the designated funds will be used to manufacture “custom racks” that include an original Rogers Park inspired design within a standard staple rack. In addition, traditional staple racks of a matching color will be purchased and installed. A beachscape-inspired design by a local artist was selected in a community-wide vote. The racks have been scheduled to be manufactured and installed in 2018. See PB 2011 Projects for more details.
Community Garden at Dubkin Park. COMPLETED. Built by Department of Environment (DOE) GreenCorps in late Summer 2011. Planted in Spring 2012, the garden has been in operation annually.
Convenience Shower at Loyola Park. COMPLETED. Situated outside near the Loyola Field House. Completed in Summer 2011.
CTA Heating Shelters with Benches. COMPLETED. Installed at the Jarvis, Morse and Loyola Stations in Spring 2011. With the 2012 renovations of these stops, PB49 will work with the CTA to insure reinstallation of these shelters or comparable improvements to the stations.
Dog-Friendly Area (DFA)/Dog Park at Pottawattomie Park. COMPLETED. Constructed in Fall 2011. Now named Paw-ttawattomie Park, the DFA is overseen by a community-based committee.
Path Completion in Touhy Park. COMPLETED. Partial path in the park was extended in Fall 2010.
Sidewalk Repairs. COMPLETED in terms of full expenditure of the approved funding. Fifteen of the twenty-seven originally identified sites were repaired. But the City significantly increased scope and cost of repairs, so the final costs were considerably higher than the originally approved funding. The remaining sites in the worst condition were placed on the 2012 ballot, received funding and were repaired.
Traffic/Pedestrian Signal on Clark at Chase. CANCELLED. Final estimate from the City was significantly higher than the original. Instead, the community voted in 2015 for an improved pedestrian crossing at Clark and Chase.
Solar-Powered Garbage Containers on Sheridan. COMPLETED. Eight Big-Bellies have been installed at various corners along Sheridan Road. Locations all approved by the Department of Streets and Sanitation.
- Lunt, Ashland to Ravenswood, Ashland to Clark. COMPLETED.
- Clark to Ravenswood, PENDING due to Water Management and other utilities.
Historical Signs for Rogers Park. CANCELLED. CDOT/Streetscape Division provided design and manufacturing costs that exceeded the original estimates several fold. Originally seven signs were envisioned, but the funding would only pay for one and a half. Based on this new reality, the PB49 Leadership Committee voted to cancel the initiative and place the funds back into reserve.
Street Lights on Morse. COMPLETED. The project was originally for residential lights (two-bulb upper and lower lights), but was changed to ornamental lights to complete the Morse Avenue Streetscape lights from Wayne to Morse. Lights were installed in Fall 2011.
Underpass Murals. COMPLETED. Project started with a published RFP, resulting in 160 entries from local artists. Reduced to 24 finalists by an expert panel, and 13 designs chosen by popular vote at the 2010 Glenwood Sunday Market. Completed murals grace both Union Pacific/Metra and CTA underpasses.