August 2017 Update – All Projects Completed
Park Improvements. COMPLETED. Install new drinking fountain in the hallway of Pottawattomie Park, as the only current drinking fountain is in the men’s washroom. Completed in May 2016. Install an outdoor drinking fountain and gates at Louis Goldberg Park. Completed in March 2016. Harold Washington Memorial Park gate; completed in December 2015.
More Trees For Rogers Park. COMPLETED. Like in 2012, the community voted to get more trees around the 49th Ward. A total of 110 new trees were planted on parkways throughout the Ward. The Department of Forestry sent a initial list of 311 requests that have been previously surveyed by them. This list was combined with other community requests and sent to Forestry in August of 2015. Completed in the fall of 2015.
Improved Pedestrian Crossing at Clark and Chase. COMPLETED. Install curb cuts, accessible ramps, a crosswalk and signage at the north side of Chase crossing Clark. Completed in May 2016.
New Bus Benches. COMPLETED. Install bus benches at 6 locations, including Clark and Rogers (both sides). Clark and Birchwood, Howard and Sheridan, Rogers and Greenview, and Ashland and Morse. Completed in December 2015.
Underpass Murals. COMPLETED. Similar to 2010 and 2012, ward residents voted to Paint murals on five CTA and Metra viaducts. An RFP solicited proposals from Rogers Park artists. A panel of judges selected five proposals. The murals are expected to be painted in Fall of 2016. Read the post about the mural winners. View a PDF the winning mural proposals.
Mini Astroturf Soccer Field at Mary Margaret Langdon Park. COMPLETED. Replace an old, unused basketball court with a space for kids to practice soccer. Project was completed in September 2015.
- 7450–7500 N. Damen – Fargo to Birchwood COMPLETED.
- 7000–7034 N. Glenwood (Southbound) – Lunt to Greenleaf COMPLETED.
- 7400–7450 N. Hoyne – Jarvis to Fargo – COMPLETED.
- 6600–6630 N. Ravenswood – Albion to Wallen – COMPLETED.
- 6630–6700 N. Ravenswood – Wallen to North Shore – COMPLETED.
- 6700–6730 N. Ravenswood – North Shore to Columbia – COMPLETED.
- 6730–6800 N. Ravenswood – Columbia to Pratt – COMPLETED.
Alley Resurfacing and Alley Apron Repairs
- 7600 N. Rogers (alley between Rogers and Jonquil, Greenview and Sheridan) – COMPLETED.
- 7600 N. Bosworth (alley between Bosworth and Willye White Park, Howard and Jonquil) – COMPLETED.
- 7400 N. Sheridan (alley between Sheridan and Greenview, Jarvis and Fargo) – COMPLETED.
- 7450 N. Sheridan (alley between Sheridan and Greenview, Fargo and Birchwood) – COMPLETED.
- 6814 N. Ravenswood (alley apron only) – COMPLETED.
- 7423 N. Ridge – COMPLETED.
- 2120 W. Fargo – COMPLETED.
- 7441 N. Ridge – COMPLETED.
- 7301–7333 N. Ridge – COMPLETED.
- 7061–7069 N. Ridge – COMPLETED.
- 7001–7027 N. Ridge – COMPLETED.
- 2025–2041 W. Jarvis – COMPLETED.