It's that time of year again to determine how we will allocate $1 million of local infrastructure funds during the 45th Ward participatory budgeting process. During last year's PB45, voters approved the Disney II Kedvale Field Renovation and Resurfacing, the Farnsworth Elementary ADA-Accessible Playground, and several other projects.
In the fall, residents offered their ideas for this year's ballot. Now it's time for the community to come learn how we have turned many of those ideas into projects for the 2016 ballot during the following project expos:
Wednesday, April 13, 4-6 pm
Hitch Elementary School
5625 N. McVicker
Saturday, April 16, Noon-3 pm
4778 N. Milwaukee
Monday, April 18, 6-8 pm
Las Tablas Restaurant
4920 W. Irving Park
This year, projects include:
- Improved viaduct lighting on Milwaukee under the Union Pacific Northwest Line ($30,000);
- New sidewalk and curb along the south side of Jefferson Memorial park and two benches near the field house ($230,000);
- 150, 300, or 450 trees, with 15 each at Farnsworth School, Independence Park, Robert Square Park, and on Milwaukee north of Foster ($540 per tree);
- 14 decorative trash cans in 9 locations ($32,000);
Bike lanes on Austin from Elston to Northwest Highway ($60,000);
- Repave Avondale between Lawrence and Ainslie, adding a sidewalk and streetlights ($335,000);
- Ornamental lighting on Lawrence between Avondale and Milwaukee ($390,000);
- Curbs and sidewalks in various locations ($200,000);
New crosswalks on Milwaukee at Windsor, Wilson, and Leland ($80,000);
- Pedestrian refuge island on Lawrence and Lavergne ($60,000); and
- Pedestrian Bump Outs on Bryn Mawr at Austin ($150,000).
Voters will again select a percentage of the $1 million to go toward street resurfacing. You can learn more about potential street projects during the expos.
See flyer attached for Voting locations.
- Ald. John Arena