INVEST South/West is an unprecedented community improvement initiative from Mayor Lightfoot to marshal the resources of multiple City departments, community organizations and corporate partners toward 10 neighborhoods on Chicago’s South and West sides.

Through this groundbreaking collaborative by government, businesses, philanthropies, and community leaders, the City will align more than $750 million in public funding over the next three years. The initiative will seek to maximize those public investments in order to attract private capital, respond to changing commercial trends and enrich local culture. The goal of the initiative is to re-activate neighborhood cores that have historically served as focal points for pedestrian activity, shopping, services, transportation, public spaces and quality-of life amenities for local residents.

To kick-off INVEST South/West the City hosted four celebratory events for clusters of the selected community areas. Over 2,500 people participated and shared input on how the City should prioritize investments. However, if you were unable to attend one of the kick-offs this survey provides a similar set of questions to the feedback activities available at each event.

We appreciate you taking time to share your thoughts! You can also view INVEST South/West information and updates online at www.chicago.gov/investSW

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Overview Presentation by Department of Planning and Development Commissioner, Maurice Cox

Overview Presentation by Department of Planning and Development Commissioner, Maurice Cox

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Ayodele Drum & Dance

Ayodele Drum & Dance

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* 1. Which INVEST South/West community do you live in?

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* 2. How would you prioritize spending INVEST South/West resources in your community? (Select up to three)

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* 3. Have you participated in previous planning efforts for your community?

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* 4. If you answered yes to Question #3, what did you learn from your experience as a participant?

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* 5. If you answered yes to Question #3, what did you like about the planning process? What would you change?

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Sharing Big Ideas for Bronzeville

Sharing Big Ideas for Bronzeville

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* 6. The goal of INVEST South/West is to re-activate neighborhood cores that have historically served as focal points for pedestrian activity, shopping, services, transportation, public spaces and quality-of life amenities for local residents. Below are the proposed corridor boundaries for each INVEST South/West community. You can also view a map of each proposed corridor online at: www.chicago.gov/investSW 

Is this the right corridor for the City of Chicago to focus improvements in your community?

New City
47th Street @ Ashland

Greater Englewood
63rd Street @ Halsted

Auburn Gresham
79th Street (from Ashland to Halsted)

Austin
Chicago Avenue (from  Cicero to Austin)

Humboldt Park
Chicago Avenue (from Kedzie to Pulaski)
North Avenue (from Central Park to Cicero)

North Lawndale
Ogden Avenue (from Kedzie to Pulaski)

Bronzeville
Cottage Grove Avenue (from 42nd to 44th)

South Shore
79th Street (from Commercial to Stony Island)

South Chicago
Commercial Avenue (from 87th to 92nd)

Roseland
111th Street @ Pullman National Monument
Michigan Avenue (from 111th to 115th)

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* 7. What buildings have meaning in your community? (Please explain and include an address)

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* 8. Where in your community do people tend to gather outside?

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* 9. Where do you shop in your community?

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* 10. Where do you like to eat out in your community?

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* 11. Where do young people play in your community?

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* 12. Where in your community would public art have the greatest impact?

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City Resource Tables

City Resource Tables

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* 13. Most INVEST South/West communities include vacant Chicago Public School buildings. How would you like to see these properties re-purposed? (Select more than one to indicate a preference for a mixed-use concept)

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* 14. Please share any additional thoughts in the space below.

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* 15. Tell us a bit more about yourself (select one that best applies):

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Participants Helping to Prioritize

Participants Helping to Prioritize

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South Shore Drill Team

South Shore Drill Team
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