48th Ward Master Plan Launch Meeting on February 23

The 48th Ward Master Plan Launch Meeting will be at Nicholas Senn High School (5900 N. Glenwood) on Thursday, February 23 at 7:00 pm .

Alderman Harry Osterman of the 48th Ward issued the following letter to neighbors:

I am excited to officially launch the 48th Ward Master Plan, a community planning process that will develop a shared vision for the future. Now that our new 48th Ward boundaries have been finalized, we can embark on this exciting process. Many of you have heard or read about the Master Plan. This e-newsletter serves as the official guide to the what, who, when, and how. Hopefully the information below will answer any questions you have and will describe how to get involved in the process.

The most important part of this process will be YOU. It is my dream for every 48th ward resident, business owner and stakeholder to have a voice in this planning process. Please pass this announcement on to your friends and neighbors. Developing a shared vision for the future amongst several topics will take a lot of work; however, I believe the final result will be incredibly rewarding and will leave us with a stronger, healthier, safer 48th ward. Please join me in the process!

The 48th Ward Master Plan will be citizen-driven and will cover many aspects of community life: residential, small business, economic development, transportation, public safety, art, recreation, among others. Committees of neighborhood residents will eventually outline priorities and help establish a roadmap towards improving the 48th Ward. Implementation of suggested priorities could come as early as this summer.

Photo of Alderman Harry Osterman with neighborhood children from HarryOsterman.org.