Ald. Milele Coggs
Press Release

City establishes Bronzeville development incentive zone


By - Nov 30th, 2022 04:26 pm

The Common Council on Tuesday, November 22 adopted file #220772 – an ordinance to establish a development incentive zone known as the Bronzeville Cultural and Entertainment District on land located generally on the north and south sides of W. North Ave., at and west of N. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Dr. and east of Interstate 43, in the 6th Aldermanic District. The file was sponsored by area Alderwoman Milele A. Coggs.

The ordinance establishes a development incentive zone for the Bronzeville Cultural and Entertainment District and approves the boundary of the overlay, performance standards for new development in the overlay, as well as permitted and prohibited uses to ensure development within the overlay is consistent with the goals for the Bronzeville Cultural and Entertainment District. Desired land use goals include: developments that support the vision of boosting Bronzeville as an arts, cultural, and entertainment destination; expanded mix of uses such as retail, restaurants, and entertainment spaces; and multi-family mixed-use development to support businesses.

“Bronzeville has received much attention and notoriety within the last year, and the creation of this development incentive zone ensures we can continue this positive momentum as we make Bronzeville one of the best cultural and entertainment destinations around,” said Alderwoman Coggs. “I want to thank the staff who have spent time on this project, as well as all of the residents and area stakeholders who have provided their input along the way.”

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