On Thursday, November 2, 2017, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., the City of DeKalb will host the
second of several Community Meetings on the Annie Glidden North (AGN) Revitalization
Plan. The meeting, which will be held at Westminster Presbyterian Church at 830 North
Annie Glidden Road, is open to the public. Families with children are welcome. A
Spanish translator will be available upon request.
On August 14, 2017, the City Council approved an agreement for a revitalization plan for
the AGN neighborhoods located in the northwest corner of DeKalb. The purpose of the
plan is to identify ways to make the AGN neighborhoods a more desirable, walkable, safe,
and economically vibrant place to live. Revitalization of the AGN neighborhoods is critical
to the wellbeing of the residents, as well as Northern Illinois University (NIU) and the
DeKalb community as a whole.
At the second Community Meeting, participants will have the opportunity to help define
the vision for the future of the plan. Approximately 140 community members attended
the first AGN Community Meeting on September 27, 2017. During that meeting,
participants learned the goals of the plan and had an opportunity to help identify
actionable items to be addressed in the near term. Some items identified in the first
Community Meeting, such as trimming trees to improve street lighting, are already being
acted upon by the City.
The meeting location is accessible to persons with disabilities. Persons planning to attend
who require special accommodations should notify Aaron Stevens by Wednesday,
November 1, 2017, at (815) 748-2096 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.