Initial details for the framework of a new elevated trail on the west side spanning Homan Square and North Lawndale have been reviewed by the Committee on Design. In what is a first for the committee, the plan for the ‘Altenheim Line’ was presented by the Department of Planning and Development who is working with the Chicago Department of Transportation and Department of Housing, along with the design team consisting of SOM, HOOD Design Studio, and Latent Design.
Department of Planning & Development
The Department of Planning and Development for the City of Chicago will launch the Committee on Design as a part of the planning and review process for developments in Chicago. This new committee is aimed to establish a platform for standardized, elevated design while expediting the Department of Planning and Development review process.
With approval from the Community Development Commission, the Chicago Department of Planning & Development has issued four Request for Proposals for sites across neighborhoods in southern and western Chicago, as part of the INVEST South/West initiative. The four sites are located in Bronzeville, North Lawndale, New City, and South Chicago.