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Lightfoot Administration Issues Roadmap for Downtown Revitalization

Mayor Lori Lightfoot and city leadership on Thursday announced the Central City Recovery Roadmap, a guide to the revitalization of Chicago’s greater downtown area and street activations across the downtown area that encourages Chicago residents and visitors to come back downtown this summer and fall.  

“Our city cannot fully bounce back from the pandemic until the cultural, retail and financial engines that power our economy are able to return at full capacity,” said Lightfoot

Issued by the Lightfoot administration and the Chicago Central Area Commission, the roadmap coordinates implementable actions across sectors the goal of a strong reopening this summer that will guide Chicago into full recovery over the next several years. A follow-up to the COVID-19 Recovery Plan, the plan provides immediate and near-term goals and actions.

The city will partner this summer and fall with major civic organizations to activate Michigan Avenue, LaSalle Street and State Street.


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Paul Bubny serves as Senior Content Director for Connect Commercial Real Estate, a role to which he brings 13-plus years’ experience covering the commercial real estate industry and 30-plus years in business-to-business journalism. In this capacity, he oversees daily operations while also reporting on both local/regional markets and national trends, covering individual transactions across all property types, as well as delving into broader subject matter. He produces 15-20 daily news stories per day and works with the Connect team and clients to develop longer-form content, ranging from Q&As to thought-leadership pieces. Prior to joining Connect, Paul was Managing Editor for both Real Estate Forum and at American Lawyer Media, where he oversaw operations at both publications while also producing daily news and feature-length articles. His tenure in B2B publishing stretches back into the print era, and he has served as Editor in Chief on four national trade publications. Since 1999, Paul has volunteered as the newsletter editor of passenger rail advocacy groups (one national, one local).

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