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Ravinia Business District Streetscape Improvement Project

The City is currently working with a consultant team to develop engineering and streetscape design documents for the Ravinia Business District. The project will further the concepts presented in the 2012 Streetscape Design & Identity Plan and findings from the Strand Associates’ 2012 Utility Adequacy Study, and includes the next phase of design work that will identify specific installation locations and provide detailed cost estimates for a final streetscape plan for the District. The goals of the project are to:

  • Upgrade the Roger Williams Avenue corridor to leverage additional private investment in the district and elevate the Ravinia Business District into a vibrant, modern mixed-use neighborhood;
  • Stimulate additional reinvestment and growth in the area; 
  • Enhance the quality-of-life for the adjacent residential neighborhood; 
  • Further establish the district as a destination for pedestrians and cyclists; and 
  • Provide a streetscape infrastructure that offers a connected, welcoming business district to visitors.

Check back to this webpage for project updates and to learn about opportunities to get involved!

Public Workshop
You are invited to provide input for the Ravinia Business District Streetscape Improvement Project! 

This interactive workshop will be held to validate and confirm the community’s vision for the Ravinia Business District Streetscape Plan. The Streetscape Improvement Project cannot be completed without the participation of residents, property owners, and other stakeholders from throughout the neighborhood and the greater Highland Park community. Join us to share your vision!

Workshop Details
What: Ravinia Business District Streetscape Improvement Project
When: Tuesday, May 22, 2018, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Where: Highland Park City Hall, 1707 St. Johns Ave.

About the Ravinia Streetscape Improvement Project
The Ravinia Streetscape Improvement Project furthers the concepts presented in the 2012 Streetscape Design & Identity Plan and findings from the Strand Associates’ 2012 Utility Adequacy Study, and includes the next phase of design work that will identify specific installation locations and provide detailed cost estimates for a final streetscape plan for the District. In addition, the project includes the installation of new lighting within the Ravinia Business District within the next year. The goals of the project are to upgrade the Roger Williams Avenue corridor to leverage additional private investment in the district and elevate the Ravinia Business District into a welcoming, vibrant, and modern mixed-use neighborhood.

Please note that the April 18th and May 16th Meetings were CANCELLED and rescheduled for this date. 

Questions? Please contact Jaemi Jackson, Planner II: jjackson@cityhpil.com 847.926.1853 or Drew Awsumb, Deputy Director of Community Development: dawsumb@cityhpil.com or 847.926.1612