Pilsen Master Plan
Chicago’s Pilsen neighborhood has long served as a port of entry to the United States. Largely settled by German, Irish, Czech, Polish and Lithuanian immigrants during the 19th century, the area has served a majority of Mexican and Latinos since the 1970s. Dotted by now-abandoned industrial structures and without general access to the adjacent Chicago River, this master plan provides a framework for neighborhood-scale revitalization by placing most new development near existent mass transit nodes, creates a “Green Trail” paseo that links proposed cultural anchors, and connects the neighborhood to new river amenities.
NEWS AND AWARDS:
April 17, 2013 Live Stream of Lecture at the Chicago Architecture Foundation. UrbanWorks’ Pilsen Masterplan