Tuesday, October 14, 2014

1st Public Meeting Being Held Today to Discuss Transportation Ideas to Improve Museum Campus

DNAinfo has an article about the desire to create a new Museum Campus Transit Plan to improve access to/from many of the destinations:
The Chicago Park District and the Metropolitan Planning Council are seeking ideas from the public on how to "rebrand Museum Campus as its own destination" at a public meeting Tuesday, Grant Park Conservancy President Bob O'Neill said. 
The goal is to "to come up with a framework plan for the whole Museum Campus" that coincides with construction of the Lucas Museum of Narrative Arts and a Jeanne Gang-designed bridge connecting Northerly Island to the museum mainland, O'Neill said.  
Tuesday's meeting is the start of a six-month planning process featuring multiple calls for ideas from the public. The open house from 4-6 p.m. Tuesday at 140 S. Dearborn St., Suite 1400, will focus specifically on transportation ideas for Museum Campus's overhaul.

As you may recall back in August, Mayor Emanuel announced his desire to improve what he called a "bottleneck" to and from the Museum Campus.

The city has launched a website to seek out ideas (website here).  While many of the suggestions would be improvements, nothing seems like a game changer.  Obviously this is just the first step in the process, but we're hoping for some vast improvements.

Wasn't it Rahm Emanuel who said "don't waste a good crisis".  Not sure if we would classify this as a crisis, but it does appear that our mayor is using the Lucas Museum as a way to fix the Museum Campus access "crisis".

No comments: