In his March 22 "Building on Burnham" address, Mayor Emanuel called out Great Rivers Chicago, an initiative led by the City and in partnership with MPC, Friends of the Chicago River and others to create a long-term vision for Chicago's three riversâ€”Calumet, Chicago and Des Plaines.
The mayor called for making our rivers "part of our neighborhoods rather than a separate part of the city."
In April and May, Great Rivers Chicago will host a round of public meetings to get resident input on the draft vision, and also to hold constructive conversations on how to move forward over the next year in communities all along our riverfronts. We invite any and all Chicago residents to come hear about the vision and help move us toward reaching our rivers' full potential!
All public meetings are free and open to the public. For space constraint reasons, please register in advance!