Elaine Zmuda

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Lincoln Yards

On going project at Skidmore, Owings, and Merrill

Personal work: April - August 2018

The Lincoln Yards proposal addresses over 50 acres of vacant and under-utilized land on the north side of Chicago.  Taking advantage of the new North Branch Framework Plan, the development mixes work and pleasure, city life and nature.

The current scope of the project has entailed working closely with the developer, consultants, and the city to design streets and public parks.  With support from the Chicago Department of Transit and the Chicago Department of Planning and Development, the plan pushes the current norms of Chicago streets.  Rather than continue to put the focus  on cars and sideline pedestrians, Lincoln Yards will included shared streets and pedestrian-only streets.  The 606 trail will continue into the site, including a new access point east of the Chicago River and designated bike lanes.  A new Metra stop will form the foundation of a multi-modal transit hub.  It will connect water taxi, bike transit, cars and rail lines.

In July 2018, the first community meeting was held, opening up the discussion the include the community.  As the design continues to become more detailed, the residents will also continue to be included, helping to create the best design for all.


Scope of Work:

Street Section Proposals / Community Meeting Presentation / Consultant Coordination / Zoning Documents

Selection of Street Sections