Chicago Greeks Discuss Greektown Plan

The Greek community of Chicago will gather at the Crowne Plaza Chicago West Loop on May 24 to discuss Greektown’s future business mix and cultural identity in the Chicago metropolitan area.

The discussion will be based on the Greektown Chicago Strategic Plan which aims to promote Greektown’s continued economic vitality while preserving its unique cultural character within the Chicago metropolitan region.

Sponsored by Special Service Area #16, the Strategic Plan will provide specific goals and recommendations regarding Greektown’s future business mix, streetscape and urban design environment, marketing and promotion activities, parking and transportation, and other development opportunities.

In turn, the Greektown SSA also seeks to highlight the rich culture and history of the neighborhood, and make Greektown a destination for international, regional, and local visitors alike.

The Strategic Plan is being developed by The Lakota Group, a Chicago-based planning and urban design firm, with assistance from three other consulting firms, Duncan and Associates, Sam Schwartz Engineering, and the CLUE Group.

The Strategic Plan is expected to be completed in October 2018.