To review materials for the Lakeview Community Meeting (Belmont Avenue to Addison Street), which was hosted by Ward 44 and Ward 46 on June 22, please visit:

Thank you to all who participated in the Fall 2020 North Lake Shore Drive Public Input Opportunity! Your feedback and input is crucial to the public involvement process as the project team continues to refine the proposed designs and alternatives. The official comment period for the Fall 2020 Public Input Opportunity is now closed, however, comments are welcome throughout the entire project development process. Please email the project team at or access our online comment portal. All Public Input Opportunity materials are also available on the project website. A summary of public comments and survey responses will be posted on the project website later this year.

We invite you to explore and provide feedback through the engagement tools below!

•  Watch update videos

•  Provide comments using the mapping tool

•  Complete a survey

•  Engage with others using the ideas wall

•  View additional NLSD resources below

The North Lake Shore Drive (NLSD) Phase I Study is a historic project that aims to improve NLSD between Grand Avenue and Hollywood Avenue. This study offers a rare opportunity to consider new solutions to enhance the historic NLSD corridor. Please watch the project update videos which discuss all of the design improvements that have been advanced since we last met. While public comments are welcome at any point in the project process, this Public Input Opportunity will be open through November 9, 2020.

To expand the video to full screen, select the Full Screen symbol in the lower right corner of the video. 

Study Background

This presentation briefly reviews the goals of the NLSD Phase I Study, the public involvement that has taken place during the study, and the policies and guidelines the study follows.

Common Improvements to 

All Alternatives

This presentation examines the proposed designs that are included in all NLSD alternatives, including improvements to transit, the Lakefront Trail, the parks, the roadway, and the shoreline. 

Alternatives Screening Results to Date and Next Steps

This presentation provides a high-level overview of the alternatives that were analyzed during Level 2 Screening, the results of the evaluation, and a preview of the study's next steps. Please review the attached handout for a summary of the alternatives recommended to be carried forward to the next stage of analysis.


A PDF version of the presentation can be found here.


A PDF version of the presentation can be found here.

A PDF version of the presentation can be found here.

Interactive Map

Explore the proposed alternatives and design improvements on an interactive map of the corridor. Comment on these improvements within the map!

Comment on the Map

Public Survey

Tell us how you use NLSD and share your priorities for the corridor!

Ideas Wall

Use virtual post-it notes to share with us, and other community members, your ideas on existing issues or the proposed improvements in the NLSD corridor!

Registration for the Public Input Opportunity Small Group Discussions has now closed. Thank you to all who joined us and provided valuable input to the project team on October 13 and October 14. A total of 75 participants attended over seven sessions. To learn more about what was discussed during the Small Group Discussions, please check out the summary found here.

Click here to view detailed exhibits of the Alternatives to be Carried Forward and other project documents. 

Remember to submit your comments and questions after reviewing the exhibits by emailing or clicking here.

Click here to watch in-depth videos on the following topics: 

  • General Phase I Study Overview
  • Alternatives Evaluation Review 

Remember to submit your comments and questions after reviewing the videos by emailing or clicking here.

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