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Ten new quality-of-life plans were officially released by New Communities Program neighborhoods in May, 2005, culminating 18 months of planning that involved more than 3,500 people citywide. Three additional plans were completed in 2006 and 2007.

The plans were developed through comprehensive planning processes in each of the neighborhoods. Though the plans have certain common elements -- incuding a vision statement and lists of strategies and projects -- each is a unique reflection of the neighborhood and people who created it. 

Each of the plans is available in Adobe PDF format below. These are large downloads (about 5 MB each), so they may take a while on slower connections. Shorter summaries are available for the 2005 plans only.

Auburn Gresham: Chicago's Best-Kept Secret

Auburn Gresham Executive Summary

Chicago Southwest: Making Connections

Chicago Southwest Executive Summary

East Garfield Park: Growing a Healthy Community

East Garfield Executive Summary

Englewood: Making a Difference

Englewood Executive Summary

Humboldt Park: Staking Our Claim

Humboldt Park Executive Summary

Little Village: Capital of the Mexican Midwest

Little Village Executive Summary

Logan Square: A Place to Stay, a Place to Grow

Logan Square Executive Summary

North Lawndale: Faith Rewarded

North Lawndale Executive Summary

Pilsen: A Center of Mexican Life

Quad Communities: Connecting Past, Present and Future

Quad Communities Executive Summary

South Chicago: Change on the Horizon

West Haven: Rising like the Phoenix

Woodlawn: Rebuilding the Village

Woodlawn Executive Summary

The Washington Park neighborhood released its plan in 2004. Download here. A new plan is being created by the community in 2008.

To download the older Quality-of-Life Plans for West Haven, Pilsen and South Chicago, completed between 2000 and 2002, go to the Tools and Publications section.

For a summary of all the NCP plans, called Chicago Neighborhood Plans, click here.

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