Planning the Loop
05/07/2009 2:42 PM
The Central Area Action Plan, still in draft form and yet to receive
Plan Commission approval, is inspiring some skeptical responses.
As I reported this week, a number of South Loop residents want the plan to focus more on quality-of-life issues.
Over at the ArchitectureChicago PLUS site, Lynn Becker takes the plan to task for its reliance on tax increment financing dollars. Becker writes the plan "offers an enthralling overview of the challenges and potential of the city center, even as it raises a terrifying spectre of bottomless pork barrel megaprojects leaching onto Chicago's corrupt Tax Increment Financing system to bleed the city's finances dry."
You can read an analysis of the plan by Printers Row residents Enrique Perez's analysis here.
And the plan can be downloaded in its entirety from the Department of Zoning and Land Use Planning's site.