There has been a significant amount of research which points to Chicago Avenue as a future center of commercial development in the Austin neighborhood.
Soul City Corridor
The Soul City Corridor (Austin to Cicero) in the Austin Neighborhood, focuses on:
Guiding development of underutilized land
Development which promotes Black Culture, Arts, and Entertainment
Economic Development and Job creation
Development which serves the neighborhood.
“Chicago Avenue is one of Austin’s primary thoroughfares that can once again become a main shopping district in our community and a draw for residents and visitors. Streetscape enhancements and other public and private investments can develop a vibrant, sustainable and safe business corridor.” - Austin Forward Together