Skip to main content

Quality-of-life plan (QoLP) sets goals, projects

The Auburn Gresham quality-of-life plan was created in 2004 by residents and local leaders, and presented to Mayor Richard M. Daley on May 18, 2005. The plan presents the neighborhood's vision and a set of strategies to achieve it.

Download the executive summary here.

Download the full plan here.

Auburn plan cover

Here is the vision from the plan:

Auburn Gresham residents care about each other and their community. We support healthy social interaction and foster a network of friendships, extended families and neighborhood organizations that work together. A strong sense of heritage and optimism fuels pride in our community. 

We have high-quality housing, attractive business districts and good public and private services throughoutthe community.

Our emphasis on quality does not excludethe less fortunate. Auburn Gresham welcomes and nurtures all members of the community. We are building an Auburn Gresham that flourishes not simply in physical ways but in the personal and economic development of its residents.

79th Street sketch

The Auburn Gresham quality-of-life plan includes improvements to the 79th Street retail corridor.

Photo: Camiros Ltd.

Excellent educational opportunities allow all residents to fulfill their potential. Coordinated efforts among our residents and institutions have reduced crime so that it no longer compromises the neighborhood’s quality of life; when crime does occur, it is addressed competently and humanely.

Social harmony, economic advancement and physical charm combine to make Auburn Gresham a community of choice—where residents form strong attachments to the neighborhood and where non-residents are welcome to join us.


To foster and promote revitalization of the community by designing and implementing programs that improve the community’s economic viability; increase availability of quality housing to people of different income levels, while maintaining and improving existing affordable housing; and enhance delivery of social services, particularly to senior citizens.

Learn more about us »

Support us

Improve and enhance the delivery of community and economic development in Auburn Gresham, Englewood, and West Chatham.

Make a donation