Yesterday Ald. Eugene Schulter (47th), Chicago Department of Transportation representatives, and Northcenter business leaders gathered at the intersection of Lincoln, Damen, and Irving Park to break ground on the new Irving Park streetscape.
Expected to take 180 days, the $6 million beautification effort along Irving Park between Western and Damen includes aesthetic upgrades and design elements such as decorative lighting, planters, and community identifiers.
Meanwhile, the Clark Street streetscaping is moving along. Schulter’s office reports that parking is now available on the west side of Clark, from Leland going north, with some parking restrictions on the west side of the street, from Leland going south. Parking is available after 3:30 p.m. and on weekends, however. An update for businesses and residents is scheduled for Thursday, July 8, at 9 a.m. at Chase Park (4701 N. Ashland Ave.)