Last year, LISC/MetroEdge partnered with Lawrence Avenue Development Corp. (LADCOR), Albany Park Chamber of Commerce, and the North River Commission to research the existing retail environment in Albany Park, as well as present ideas for improving the retail landscape.
Just this month, LISC/MetroEdge finished its report on our neighborhood. While you should read the entire executive summary, residents should be comforted to know that the group points out that our area is a great place to live and shop. In fact, the main crux of the report is that Albany Park’s buying power (more than that of Wilmette, btw) can support more retail development and that our placement along the Brown Line is incredibly beneficial.
We will stay in contact with the representative groups to see how LISC/MetroEdge’s suggestions are being implemented in our area.