Searching for a flood of new ideas on Chicago’s riverfronts

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CHICAGO -- For a place that likes to color its river once a year, a new permanent plan is making waves.

Over the next year, Josh Ellis has a new mission: a master plan for the 100 miles of Chicago’s riverfronts: the Chicago, Calumet and Des Plaines.

Just a few days ago, a new website went online looking for a flood of ideas on what will become a slow moving river plan by next summer.

The key for Chicago is balance -- balance between commercial, recreational and the rivers’ historical use: industrial.

This is the start of what could be the plan used for generations to come -- that Chicagoans can have a say in today.

Take the survey: Great Rivers Chicago Survey

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