News from Joe Moore:
Construction will begin this spring on the long-awaited Morse-Glenwood streetscape project. The project encompasses Morse Avenue from Ashland to Wayne and Glenwood Avenue from Lunt to Farwell on both sides of the elevated tracks.
Joe Moore is hosting a community meeting with the Rogers Park Business Alliance to present the plans and outline the construction schedule. The meeting will be held on Wednesday, 3/24 at 7:00 p.m. at United Church of Rogers Park, 1545 W. Morse, 3rd Floor. Representatives of the Chicago Dept. of Transportation will be on hand to answer your questions.
New streetlights, sidewalks and planter boxes will grace Morse and Glenwood. In addition, Morse Avenue will be resurfaced and the sidewalks on Glenwood will be widened for greater pedestrian access. The brick pavers that now exist on the western side of Glenwood will remain in the traffic lanes.
The $4 million streetscape is funded by $1.6 million in City of Chicago funds and $2.4 million in federal funds secured by Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky.
Community residents were instrumental in selecting the streetscape design and elements. ...This has been a very long process, made even longer by the reviewing requirements that came attached with the federal dollars. But our patience will be rewarded by this summer's end with a new and more appealing appearance for both Morse and Glenwood.
Please contact the 49th ward office with any questions.