As Kankakee prepares for downtown streetscape construction, please save the dates for upcoming construction coordination meetings. Meeting details follow below.

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The Schuyler Avenue Streetscape has been formally adopted by the City Council.

Big thanks to the community, staff, and council for your vision, hard work, and enthusiasm for Downtown Kankakee! Check back soon for project updates and be sure to enter your email address to receive notifications to your email.

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Join us at the Schuyler Streetscape Concepts Public Open House on November 15th, 5pm at the Kankakee Public Library 4th Floor Auditorium. There will be a presentation of exhibits and plenty of time to answer your questions!

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The City of Kankakee wants your ideas on what kinds of improvements would improve strolling, dining, and gathering along Schuyler Avenue, between Locust and Station Streets.

The streetscape plan will look at elements such as landscaping, pavement and sidewalk treatments, places to stop and sit, bicycle and pedestrian amenities, access, parking and safety… to name a few. It will also consider innovative design treatments to enhance sustainability and stormwater drainage. Share your ideas today, view what others are saying, and follow along and sign-up with your email to receive project announcements.


 

Thank you!

The rain couldn’t keep us away from a great Farmers Market! Thanks to our new friends in Kankakee for visiting with us and discussing the Schuyler Avenue streetscape. Some of the themes we heard include: make better connections between north and south Schuyler Ave; continue the festoon lighting (and add more of it!); support outdoor cafes; improve places to sit, gather, bike, and stroll; and don’t forget trees and flowers!