City leadership has launched the “Building a Better Harvey” initiative to position Harvey as a major economic center for the Chicago Southland region. The intent of the initiative is to restore infrastructure assets and reinvestment in neighborhoods and promote economic opportunity and community vitality.
One of the first steps is to develop new City Gateways and Streetscape Improvements with the following goal and objectives:
Improve the public infrastructure and aesthetics to reflect a positive community image
1. Improve safety, wayfinding, and convenience
2. Cultivate a sense of pride amongst residents and business owners
3. Develop improvements that are sustainable from an aesthetic style and long-term maintenance standpoint
Economic Development Director, City of Harvey