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Corridors of Vision
From 2000-2005, Uptown United initiated and facilitated a long-range planning process designed to identify a comprehensive vision to revitalize Uptown's primary commercial corridors. Information on the process and resulting reports can be found here.
Urban Land Institute Report: Discover Asia on Argyle
In 2008, the Urban Land Institute performed a Technical Assistance Panel to advise on growing and supporting the Argyle district's Asian marketplace. Uptown United and Aldermen Osterman and Cappleman continue to work to implement the recommendations set forth in the report.
Urban Land Institute Report: Uptown Chicago, Illinois
This study, available here, took a comprehensive look at the Uptown community, and made recommendations on strategies for preserving historic architecture, enhancing our entertainment district and incorporating an urban public market into the community.
The Local Initiative Support Corporation's (LISC) Metroedge program creates annual market profiles of each of Chicago's 77 Community Areas - Uptown's can be found here.
Community Development Guidelines
Our development work is guided by our Community Development Guidelines, available here.
Find a summary of Uptown's rich history here, as part of our Explore Uptown neighborhood portal site. For in-depth information and great historic images, visit Compass Rose's Uptown Chicago History Blog.
Roots of Argyle Mural
The Roots of Argyle mural, located on the southwest corner of Winthrop and Argyle Street, is a centennial celebration of the historic movers and shakers of the community that made up Argyle Street from 1900 to 2000.
A wonderful interactive website introducing the people and themes of the mural can be found here.