A four block project intended for Chicago’s Lincoln Park area on Armitage Avenue, stretching from Halsted Street to Sheffield Street.


This proposal is about transforming a section of a busy street, serving two and three story commercial and residential buildings.


The arcade would turn the street into a public place for certain hours of the day and night. It would provide a missing public square; bringing people together to further enhance social interaction and forming a community in a defined environment.


Less noise, glare, and a degree of openness would facilitate yearly festivals, open air dining, outdoor store sales, seasonal farm produce stands, and just walking and talking without cars, noise, and pollution.


Site plan of proposed arcade on Armitage Avenue


Closer plan view of paving patterns and permanent seating, fountains, and landscaping


Armitage Avenue in 1930


Current photo of Armitage Avenue

Copyright Howard Alan 2005