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.
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