Franklin Park Grand Avenue Corridor Plan

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The Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP) is partnering with the Village of Franklin Park to create a plan to transform Grand Avenue into a safe, accessible, and thriving corridor. The plan will help residents and elected and appointed officials guide future actions, decisions and development in the community.



The Franklin Park Grand Avenue Corridor Plan will focus on:


  • Enhancing transportation safety and make Grand Avenue safer for pedestrians, bicyclists, and vehicles alike.
  • Making Grand Avenue pedestrian-friendly through streetscaping and intersection improvements to create a more walkable and enjoyable experience for all.
  • Promoting access to public transit along the Grand Avenue corridor by making it more convenient and seamless to reach bus stops.
  • Making Grand Avenue equally accessible by walking, biking and bus and private transport.
  • Identifying economic development opportunities and strategies to support small businesses and utilize vacant properties.

The study area focuses on Grand Avenue from Mannheim Road to Elm Street within Franklin Park.

The Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP) is partnering with the Village of Franklin Park to create a plan to transform Grand Avenue into a safe, accessible, and thriving corridor. The plan will help residents and elected and appointed officials guide future actions, decisions and development in the community.



The Franklin Park Grand Avenue Corridor Plan will focus on:


  • Enhancing transportation safety and make Grand Avenue safer for pedestrians, bicyclists, and vehicles alike.
  • Making Grand Avenue pedestrian-friendly through streetscaping and intersection improvements to create a more walkable and enjoyable experience for all.
  • Promoting access to public transit along the Grand Avenue corridor by making it more convenient and seamless to reach bus stops.
  • Making Grand Avenue equally accessible by walking, biking and bus and private transport.
  • Identifying economic development opportunities and strategies to support small businesses and utilize vacant properties.

The study area focuses on Grand Avenue from Mannheim Road to Elm Street within Franklin Park.

  • Tree Lighting and Winterfest

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    On November 30th, the CMAP team embraced the holiday spirit at the annual Tree Lighting and Winterfest. We spread awareness about the corridor plan, asked passers-by about their vision for the future of Grand Avenue, and what their favorite thing is about Franklin Park.

Page last updated: 01 Feb 2024, 02:49 PM