City wants your ideas on Fountain Square


What do you think Evanston should do to improve the attractiveness of Fountain Square, that area downtown that includes Sherman Plaza, Sherman Avenue, between Church and Davis streets, and the adjacent landscape areas?

The City of Evanston would like you to send in your thoughts and comments between now and November 21 as part of its visioning process.

To help get your creative juices flowing, Sherman Avenue will be closed to all vehicular traffic between Church and Davis from Saturday, Oct. 25, through Monday, Oct. 27, for the city’s Halloween and Harvest special events that will transform Fountain Square Plaza in a playscape for residents of all ages to enjoy, while envisioning the plaza’s renovation potential.

The city is encouraging you to do one or more of the following:

Follow @CityofEvanston on Instagram and use #MyFountainSquare to share your visual ideas.

Leave a message at one of the brightly colored mailboxes located around Fountain Square in Downtown Evanston.

Visit one of the participating businesses to leave a ‘tip’ in the tip jar. To help community members identify which businesses are participating, signs will be posted in their storefront window. 

Get the kids involved! Coloring pages can be found at the main Evanston Public Library and Evanston History Center, and can be downloaded online.
The deadline to submit all comments and suggestions is Friday, Nov. 21. Comments will be used to develop four conceptual visions of Fountain Square, which will be revealed in early 2015.

Charles Bartling

A resident of Evanston since 1975, Chuck Bartling holds a master’s degree in journalism from Northwestern University and has extensive experience as a reporter and editor for daily newspapers, radio stations and business-oriented magazines.

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