Lakeview Area Master Plan
PLACE was the lead consultant on the Lakeview Area Master Plan. Innovative community outreach components included a youth-only planning session, scavenger hunts, extensive use of social media and a project website, opportunities for interfacing virtually with the process, open houses and house parties. Paired with traditional planning work, such as GIS mapping of the district, and innovative sustainable initiatives, the plan resulted in an overall blueprint for developing the assets of the area while addressing concerns at a sub-district level.
The plan was awarded the Community Outreach Award from the Illinois Chapter of the American Planning Association and and a Merit Award from the International Downtown Association.