UPTOWN — The Institute of Cultural Affairs is hosting a series of meetings to create short-term and long-term goals for the neighborhood's inner coastal zone beginning Thursday.
Uptown's inner coastal zone is roughly bounded by Lawrence Avenue on the north, Montrose Avenue on the south, Lake Shore Drive on the east and Clarendon Avenue on the west.
"Residents, park users, those who work in the area and those that transit to the coastal area to access the lakefront and Lake Shore Drive" are invited to be part of the planning process, which will work to enhance awareness and stewardship of the zone and its unique assets, according to a new release about the meetings.
Components of the meeting include:
• Developing an understanding of the history of the area from diverse viewpoints
• Creating a shared vision for Clarendon Park and other parks in the area
• Identifying issues and concerns that currently exist
• Creating strategies to mitigate concerns
• Creating a plan that moves toward the shared vision that accounts for roadblocks
• Documenting and distributing the plan
The meetings will be held every other Thursday beginning on Sept. 8 from 6-7:30 p.m. at the Clarendon Park Field House, 4501 N. Clarendon Ave.
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