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!
Couldn’t make it? No problem, the highlights of what we heard can be found here.
Check out the ‘documents’ page of the project website to view the presentation from the meeting.
Big thanks to our friends in Kankakee! We heard your comments about improving connections north and south of Court Street, providing places to sit and adding landscape plantings. Please join us at the upcoming open house to review exhibits and provide input.
Those shiny white Zagster bikes in front of the Farmers Market parking lot are part of a program to support biking throughout the communities of Kankakee, Manteno, Bradley, Bourbonnais, and other institutions.
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!
Step 1: Use this website! Head over to the Idea Corner to share feedback and ideas related to what you’d like to see and where along Schuyler Avenue! You can upload photos to support your feedback — i.e. “this would be a great location for a ______ because…” Share your wants, desires, and ideas with us today!
Step 2: Register today. Click the “Follow” button via this website and enter your email to receive project updates, meeting announcements and updates automatically to your inbox.
Step 3: Attend future meetings and events! Join us on Saturday, July 14th at the Kankakee Farmers Market! We will have a pop-up booth ready for your ideas. Additional dates, times and locations of future events and workshops are TBD. They will be posted on the homepage, news page and announced via the email “Follow” feature. See Step 2 above!
Step 4: Spread the good word. Tell your friends, neighbors and community partners about this plan — encourage them to get involved, register, and share ideas. When residents come together to plan, the results are stronger, pertinent and more rewarding for all involved. Word-of-mouth marketing is so meaningful and direct. Please help us in our efforts to further outreach and feedback about the Schuyler Avenue Streetscape Plan!