The Village launched a Phase One study to begin planning for a streetscape and utility upgrades in Downtown Glen Ellyn. The project boundaries are Main Street from Hillside Avenue to Anthony Street, Pennsylvania Avenue from Western Avenue to Park Boulevard, Crescent Boulevard from Prospect Avenue to Park Boulevard, Forest Avenue from Crescent Boulevard to Pennsylvania Avenue, Glenwood Avenue from Crescent Boulevard to Pennsylvania Avenue, Prospect Avenue from Duane Street to Pennsylvania Avenue and Duane Street from Prospect Avenue to Forest Avenue.
Durning the Phase One study, the Village looked to address the roadway, sidewalk, and underground utility needs, as wells as ADA compliance issues throughout downtown. Through a combination of plan review, design team evaluation and public engagement, specific street beautification improvements were identified including components such as street lights, bike racks, benches, trees and tree grates, signage, sidewalk decorative features and others. The project will also seek to address and prioritize items like bike parking, sidewalk cafes, tree locations, and public art.