Updated: Jan 2, 2020
Argyle Street is the City of Chicago’s first street to be designed based using ‘shared street’ principles, creating a plaza-like feel by raising the street and eliminating curbs. The new streetscape design includes unit pavers that delineate wide sidewalks at street level, and features sidewalk planters, bike racks, and large pedestrian areas that allow for sidewalk cafes, gathering, and interacting. Before taking a walking tour of the area, we’ll hear from the designers and community development organization Uptown United that helped transform Argyle Street, as well as local business owners who have benefited from the project.
The event is timed to coincide with the Argyle Night Market where attendees can enjoy global street food, unique goods, cultural performances, and music! Part food hall, part street festival this vibrant and award-winning market is back for its sixth year and is unlike anything in Chicago.
ILASLA and APA-CMS will also be hosting a BYOB happy hour at Cafe Hoang. Pickup something to drink at a local shop on Argyle and then head to Cafe Hoang where we will have complimentary appetizers!
4:30 – 5:30 PM: Designer Discussion 5:30 – 6:00 PM: Short tour of the Streetscape project 6:00 – 8:00 PM: Social/happy hour – BYOB w/complementary appetizers
Thursday, August 16 – 4:30 PM start
Argyle Streetscape (Tour starts with presentation inside of Baseline - 1122 W Argyle St.)
$20 for talk, tour, and happy hour
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT CREDITS
2.00 AICP CM & 2.0 LA CES Credits pending