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.
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".