Sonoc Architects produced 5-year Master Strategic Plans for four
of 22 Chicago Industrial Corridors (Calumet, North River, Burnside,
and Kinzie Street Industrial Corridors). Each plan represents the
active participation of the local companies
and community organizations in each industrial corridor. The Strategic
Plan goals, in each case, included safe, accessible, competitive,
marketable, manageable and attractive Industrial Corridors.
Sonoc Architects as lead planner and architect, hosted community
meetings, analyzed existing conditions, and developed overall and
site-specific design concepts that addressed the issues identified
throughout the planning process. These improvements included public
infrastructure changes (streets, intersection, bridge, and viaducts),
corridor identification (signs, gateways, landscaping), noise abatement
and open space enhancements. Also, included were the identification
of development opportunities, TIF district designations, job training
and job placement opportunities.