One Howard Street Corridor Recovery Plan 

One Howard Street Corridor Recovery Plan

One Howard Street is a collaborative effort between Rogers Park Business Alliance and the City of Evanston to develop a unified corridor plan for Howard Street between Sheridan Road and Western Avenue/Asbury Avenue. This community-driven planning process will culminate in an action plan that charts a path toward a safe, welcoming, and prosperous Howard Street corridor. 

The One Howard Street planning process will:

  • Directly engage community members and stakeholders to understand the community’s priorities for the corridor;
  • Identify opportunities for the City of Chicago and City of Evanston to collaborate on community safety, public services, business attraction and support, and other corridor-related issues;
  • Culminate in a community-supported plan that includes clear and actionable steps toward equitable economic recovery on Howard Street.

This process is made possible by inter-municipal coordination and cooperation between the City of Chicago and its delegate agency Rogers Park Business Alliance (RPBA) and the City of Evanston. Collaboration is a guiding principle of the One Howard Street process, and the project team is committed to centering stakeholder and community voices in service of a stronger corridor on both sides of the street. The One Howard Street project is funded by the State of Illinois RISE Grant, secured by RPBA in late 2022.

For more information about One Howard Street, email Cindy Plante at


Project Outreach

Community Meetings

We will hold community meetings, public workshops and listening sessions in the upcoming months.

One Howard Street Public Workshop and Day of Service
Saturday, April 22, 2023
10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Willye B. White Park, 1610 W. Howard St.
On Earth Day, let’s plant the seed for a unified Howard Street corridor! Join the One Howard Street team for a park clean-up and to share your vision for the future of Howard Street. The event will include hands-on activities, snacks, and more information about the One Howard Street planning process.
July Focus Group Sessions
“Heart of Howard” walking tour (Clark to Sheridan) – July 21, 10-1130am
Meet at the CTA station on Howard. RSVP & more info here.
“Restaurant Row” (Clark to Ridge) – Monday, July 17, from 10-11:30am
Meet at Good to Go, 711 Howard St. RSVP & more info here.
“West End” (Ridge to Western) –  Wednesday, July 12, from 10-11:30am
Meet at Ann Rainey Senior Apartments Community Room,
 1011 Howard St, Evanston 
RSVP & more info here.
Stay tuned for upcoming community meetings.
Visit the Docs tab to view summaries and agendas.

Needs Assessment Survey

The One Howard Street Community Survey wrapped up last month,
and we’d like to thank the more than 500 people who responded!

You can view a summary of the survey results here.


Steering Committee

* Rogers Park representative
* Evanston representative

Sal Becovic, Becovic Properties *
David Block, Evergreen/CJE SeniorLife *
David Brown, Harrington Brown *
Ann Hinterman, Family Matters *
Lenice Levy, Good to Go **
Susan Lloyd, Evanston 8th Ward Resident *
India Mussell-McKay, Palmhouse *
Elizabeth Nachtwey, Legacy Barber College *
Devon Reid, Evanston 8th Ward Councilmember *
Juan Rivera, Legacy Barber College *
Kyle Ryan, Office of Chicago 49th Ward Alderwoman Maria Hadden *
Bud Sanders, Chicago 49th Ward Resident *
Jack Swenson, RPBA Planning Committee *
Sheila Williams, Gale Elementary School *

Below is a list of Advisory Meetings; visit the Docs tab to view summaries and agendas.

One Howard Street Steering Committee
Kickoff Meeting – March 8, 2023

Documents + Resources

As One Howard Street Corridor Recovery Plan documents become available, they will be posted here.
If you need documents in other languages contact Cindy Plante at


Agenda – One Howard Street Steering Committee – Kickoff Meeting
Notes – Kickoff Meeting Summary
Dec – Kickoff Meeting Info
One Howard Street Community Survey – Summary & Highlights


Rogers Park Business Alliance
Howard Street and Jarvis Square SSA #19
49th Ward Alderwoman Maria Hadden

City of Evanston – Economic Development
8th Ward Councilmember Devon Reid
Evanston Thrives Retail Study


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