2019 Merit Award
Planning and Analysis
The Lakota Group
The Lakota Group was engaged by Rogers Park Business Alliance to create a corridor plan for Clark Street in Rogers Park. 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. 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 whole community.
The final Plan synthesizes the feedback received throughout the process and 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 action plan outlined funding opportunities and priority levels to guide the community in achieving this vision.