Do you have a vision for what the Route 30 Corridor should like? What should New Lenox offer its community? What should it plan to improve, enhance or develop?
Find the mapping tools for the Route 30 Corridor Implementation Plan and create your own map.
So far 10 people have completed a map and added their comments for the Route 30 Implementation Plan. In this map, entitled "First Impressions are Key," the commenter focused on the west side of Route 30 between Interstate 80 and Prairie Avenue leading into the Metra Train Station parking lot.
The issues raised were eyesores along the route, unproductive space and a problematic intersection. It also highlights the positive aspects of town, such as the Veterans Parkway Campus and the charm of the Old Campground. Finally, there is a wish list for business development and redevelopment possibilities.
Below are some of the commenter's suggestions, and you can view the interactive map of this vision here.
- Intersection-northbound: The intersection off of 30 heading North from 30 is an eyesore.
- Very odd and unsightly: I can still vividly remember my first impression of New Lenox many years before I even considered moving here. As you exit I-80 and head East down Rte. 30 the train tracks running parallel to 30 are very unsightly. This is the first impression visitors to our community have. It's hard to erase one's first impression, therefore, I propose we could at the very least improve/beautify the stretch of Rte. 30 along the tracks near 80 & 30.
- A long stretch of nothing: Again, needs softening, beautifying....
- Veterans Pkwy: The Veterans Parkway is a beautiful entrance to a wonderful community asset. This is an attractive thoroughfare. Can this be carried out on a large scale down Route 30?
- Eyesore: The area around Ace Hardware is an eyesore. I am not discounting the value of, or appearance of individual small businesses, rather I refer to the appearance of the property as a whole.
- Route 30 and Vine: Please look at the timing of this light. Many people avoid this intersection because the light takes too long to change for traffic needing to enter Rte. 30.
- Old Campground Property: Absolutely beautiful-needs to be preserved at all costs.
- TJ's: Vacant, needs to go.
- Tacky: 30/Cedar—Used car lot should not be allowed at a key intersection.
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