Principles & Goals of Chicago's Lakefront Development

  • The public will have access along the Lake Michigan shoreline from Evanston to Indiana.
  • More parkland and beaches will be created.
  • A continuous lakefront path for walking and biking will be developed along Chicago's entire 30-mile length of shoreline.
  • Greenway corridors will link to the lakefront parks.
  • The development of sustainable new parkland will help improve the Lake Michigan coastal ecosystem, including the creation of aquatic and wildlife habitat.
  • The new park construction will be sensitive to the preservation of local cultural history.
  • Planning for new lakefront parkland will consider previous and current open-space and greenway planning efforts.