City of Bloomington Illinois, 2017

In the Spring of 2017, the UIC Urban Planning and Policy Program partnered with the City of Bloomington, Illinois to offer a planning and economic development studio class.  The Course, UPP 535-Commercial Corridor Revitalization, focused on developing revitalization plans for four commercial districts in Bloomington. 

The 21 students in the class developed comprehensive commercial corridor revitalization plans for the commercial corridors.  Available for download below are final plans produced by the student groups in the class.

The 2017 class was the 14th class in the studio course series.  The course offers graduate planning students at the University of Illinois at Chicago an opportunity to engage a municipal or neighborhood client and undertake a commercial corridor planning effort.

Click Here to view and download the 2017 Plan documents:

Previous classes in this series worked with: the Village of Worth (2004), the Village of Burnham (2005), the East Garfield Park neighborhood of Chicago (2006), the Norwood Park neighborhood of Chicago (2007), the Village of Palos Park (2008), the Village of Richton Park (2009), and the Village of South Holland (2010), the Village of Berwyn (2011), the Village of Westchester (2012) and the Corridor Revitalization Plans for Elmwood Park (2013), and the Corridor Plans for the Village Center, Cicero Ave and Kedzie Ave in Midlothian (2014). West Rogers Park neighborhood of Chicago (2015), including Revitalization Plan for Devon AveRevitalization Plan for Touhy Ave, Revitalization Plan for the Commercial Nodes along California Ave, The City of Blue Island, Illinois (2016), including: The Uptown DistrictOld Western Ave, & The Gateway District