Report any safety concerns regarding sidewalks directly to your Alderman. Gold Coast Neighbors Association monitors sidewalk safety, commercial signage on buildings and sidewalks and fence heights for conformance.
Wooden Ally Preservation Project
GCNA applauds the work of neighbors and city officials in the preservation and restoration of the historic wooden alley located behind the Cardinal's residence. According to one source, in 1891 Chicago had 481 miles of wood-paved streets and alleys. The Gold Coast Wooden Alley is one of two remaining wood block alleys in the city; the other is on the 2100 block of North Hudson Avenue. The project involved restoring the wooden alley between State and Astor with wooden blocks, either salvaged or new, and then installing a new "green" alley on the adjacent stretch that runs from the wooden alley south to Burton Street.