Apr 12 2012

Apr 11 2012

Apr 02 2012

Updated Apr 10 2012

Bright Star Church Taking a Stand Against the 45th and Cottage Grove Development

Pastor Chris Harris provides background on the 45th Street and Cottage Grove development that will be developed near Bright Star Church. The developer, Brinshore-Michaels, and CHA neglected to inform the church about how the project will impact the church. Here's the church's appeal to meet with developers and CHA to determine how to best serve the Bronzeville community as a whole.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3I2s-vMKGHs&feature=youtu.be

  • Me

    Thanks Wendell. This at least is civilized conversation, and makes a lot of sense.

  • Dear Me,

    God bless you for standing up for the self-interests of public housing residents. As a native son from Chicago, born at 662 East 38th Place in the legendary Ida B. Well Public housing development, I am extremely proud of my cultural heritage in Bronzeville!

    The ultimate goal of...

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    Dear Me,

    God bless you for standing up for the self-interests of public housing residents. As a native son from Chicago, born at 662 East 38th Place in the legendary Ida B. Well Public housing development, I am extremely proud of my cultural heritage in Bronzeville!

    The ultimate goal of civic engagement, is to close ranks around our authentic cultural heritage experience in Bronzeville, and thereby create multiple entrepreneurial business opportunities and enterprises on our commercial business districts that will ultimately help break the cycle of poverty in our communities.

    Virtually,

    Bronzeville Curmudgeon

    1-773-819-5170

    www.bviconline.info

Apr 10 2012

Apr 05 2012

Updated Apr 09 2012

DUH! Neighborhoods with CHA have higher crime! Everyone should send article to their Alderman!

DUH! The Sun Times article states that "Crime was worse in neighborhoods where former Chicago Housing Authority residents used vouchers to move into private apartments, a new study found."

http://www.suntimes.com/11719228-417/neighborhoods-of-cha-relocations-experienced-higher-crime-rates.html

Everyone should contact their Alderman and anyone who can stop ANY MORE CHA EXPANSION IN OUR NEIGHBORHOOD ... this article confirms everything our posts have known and folks in the neighborhood.

What will be their response?

Crickets?

From 2000 to 2008, violent crime was 21 percent higher in neighborhoods with high concentrations of voucher-holding former CHA residents — when compared to similar neighborhoods without them, the Washington-based Urban Institute found. Property crime also would have been lower without relocated residents in those neighborhoods, the study said.

  • GRD GRD

    So where do they belong? CHA residents, should be in the Gold Coast, Lincoln Park, Lakeview, South Loop, Bronzevellie, Hyde Park and where ever. The problem is that CHA does not monitor all their residents, and bad behavior results in nothing, instead of loss of housing or their voucher.

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    So where do they belong? CHA residents, should be in the Gold Coast, Lincoln Park, Lakeview, South Loop, Bronzevellie, Hyde Park and where ever. The problem is that CHA does not monitor all their residents, and bad behavior results in nothing, instead of loss of housing or their voucher.

    There are people that do need a leg up and assistance, the assistance needs to have a time limit, and not be generational.

    The problem comes in when you cluster people into bad situations, of course there is no hope when all you see is a blown out neighborhood. Plant a family here, and another there, and so on.

  • Transplant New to the south side and LOVING it!

    Alderman Burns issued a statement saying the report was "nuanced". Oh man ... Do these politicians know how ridiculous they sound? Man we have a long way to go to get these folks to WAKE UP.

Apr 08 2012

Updated Apr 09 2012

Can you recommend a reputable, reliable maintenance company for a small condo building?

Hello all! My condo bldg is in need of a maintenance company to come once a week and clean our common areas, front and back lawns, and area by the dumpster. We had a company that was good but every time we looked around, they kept going up on their rate. Our residents didn't want the task themselves, so we are forced to oursource. Any recommendations? Please provide contact info and rate info, if you have it. Thanks in advance!

  • Just Us Lawn Care, Inc.
    710 E. 47th St., Suite 204E
    Chicago, Illinois 60653
    (773) 952-6842

    Our Condo Association uses JULC the company does a great job.

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  • KDC Bronzeville Plant

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    773.616.8875

Apr 06 2012

Updated Apr 08 2012

  • GCF Resident in the Kenwood area since 2006

    I don't think putting CHA above the projects means I will still drive my family down to Roosevelt's Dominick / Jewel rather than risk getting shot at by going close to a CHA building.

    Which means it will be a vicious circle, the stores wont get the community support they...

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    I don't think putting CHA above the projects means I will still drive my family down to Roosevelt's Dominick / Jewel rather than risk getting shot at by going close to a CHA building.

    Which means it will be a vicious circle, the stores wont get the community support they need because the people who can spend $$$ and not use link cards will not risk patronizing high risk establishments hence like the Michael's on 47th and Lake Park it will close and become boarded up or overtaken by the CHA residents for illegal activity.

  • grandma 13-year Douglas resident

    I would come to shop at 47th, 43rd or 39th, If the businesses were on the corner. Pete's sounds nice and how about a business like Costco that sells office supplies (HP ink cartrdges, printers, etc), A much larger Walgreens with a sit down pharmacy waiting area would be nice as well.

Apr 08 2012

Apr 04 2012

Updated Apr 07 2012

My Bronzeville Dream Proposition

In my dreams, this is what I propose for my neighborhood.

1) All teenagers would be required to spend one afternoon per week picking up trash from the neighborhood.

2) All adults would be required to know the name and number of at least 3 other adults on their block....to discuss neighborly concerns of course!

3) 25% of all police officers in the area are required to walk, bike or segway their beat and would be quizzed on the names...

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In my dreams, this is what I propose for my neighborhood.

1) All teenagers would be required to spend one afternoon per week picking up trash from the neighborhood.

2) All adults would be required to know the name and number of at least 3 other adults on their block....to discuss neighborly concerns of course!

3) 25% of all police officers in the area are required to walk, bike or segway their beat and would be quizzed on the names of neighbors in the area.

4) At least once per week a neighborhood store would have neighbor discount day.

5) Any vacant lot after 2 years could be turned over at no cost to community needs.

6) Fines for littering, jay walking, not picking up after your dog, loud music in your car or profanity used in public were really given more than parking tickets.

7) Garbage cans in the park were actually not placed at convenient locations for the waste pick up trucks but for the people IN the park.

8) Instead of looking for additional low income residents that would then be abandoned to a crumbling infastructure that CHA would recruit college students from surrounding universities to become residents.

9) That any blue light camera video be availalbe for viewing on a local cable station so that I can point out the criminal activity to my beat cop (who should know my name).

10) It would be required that CTA employees and security actually actively attempt to prevent the open air 'loose square', marijuana and other sales at 47th, 43rd and Indiana stops on the green line.

I have many more but these are some of my favorites.

  • My dream is rather simple. I want neighbors who want to help themselves and their community. If they don't possess these values I'd like for them to leave immediately and return any percentage of my tax dollars that they take from me and my family.

  • I support your dreams! Please report crimes on CTA property via e-mail, twitter or facebook with the times and locations of activities. Now there are cameras at stations its easier to crack down on offenders.

Apr 07 2012

Apr 06 2012

Apr 05 2012

Local churches commemorate Holy Week/Easter with array of services

Grant Memorial AME Church, 4017 S. Drexel Blvd. (773) 285-5819, www.gamechicago.org. Easter Sunday, April 8, service at 10 a.m.

Holy Angels Catholic Church, 607 E. Oakwood Blvd. (773) 624-5375. Holy Thursday, April 5, Mass at 7 p.m., followed by adoration...

West Point Missionary Baptist Church, 3566 S. Cottage Grove Ave. (773) 538-7590. Good Friday, April 6, 7 p.m. Easter Sunday services, April 8 at 8 and 10:45 a.m.

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All Saints-St. Anthony Church, 518 W. 28th Pl., (312) 842-2744. Holy Thursday, April 5, Mass of the Lord’s Supper, 7 p...

Blessed Sacrament Parish includes three churches: Ss. Peter andPaul (SSPP), 3745 S. Paulina St.; Our Lady of Good Counsel (OLGC), 3528 S. Hermitage Ave.; and St. Maurice (SM), 3615...

...churches: Ss. Peter andPaul (SSPP), 3745 S. Paulina St.; Our Lady of Good Counsel (OLGC), 3528 S. Hermitage Ave.; and St. Maurice (SM), 3615 S. Hoyne Ave.; their main number is (773) 523-3917...

...St.; Our Lady of Good Counsel (OLGC), 3528 S. Hermitage Ave.; and St. Maurice (SM), 3615 S. Hoyne Ave.; their main number is (773) 523-3917. Holy Thursday, April 5, morning prayer at 8...

Central Assembly of God, 816 W. 31st St., (312) 326-1818, www.ccaog.com. Good Friday, April 6, service at 7:30 p.m. Easter Sunday, April 8, sunrise service at 31st Street Beach at 6:15 a.m., Easter celebration at 10:45 a.m.

First Lutheran Church of the Trinity, 643 W. 31st St., (312) 842-7390, www.firsttrinitychicago.org. Maundy Thursday, April 5, foot washing ceremony 7 p.m. Good Friday, April 6, Service of Darkness, 7 p.m. Easter Sunday, April 8, 10:30 a.m. worship followed by brunch. All are welcome.

Holy Cross Evangelical Lutheran Church, 3116 S. Racine Ave. (773) 523-3838. Maundy Thursday, April 5, service at 7 p.m. Good Friday, April...

Monastery of the Holy Cross, 3111 S. Aberdeen Ave. (773) 927-7424, www.chicagomonk.org. Maundy Thursday, April 5, Mass of the Lord’s...

Nativity of Our Lord, 653 W. 37th St. at Union Ave. (773) 927-6263, www.nativitybridgeport.org. Special services and Masses on Holy...

Our Lady of Fatima, 2751 W. 38th Pl. (773) 927-2421. Holy Thursday, April 5, Last Supper bilingual Mass, at 7 p.m...

St. Barbara’s Church, 2859 S. Throop St. (312) 842-7979. Holy Thursday, April 5, morning prayer at 8:30 a.m., Mass...

St. Gabriel Roman Catholic Church, 4522 S. Wallace St. (773) 268-9595, www.saintgabes.com. Holy Thursday, April 5, service at 6:30 p.m. Good Friday, April 6, Passion of the Lord at 3 p.m. Holy Saturday, April 7, Easter vigil at 7 p.m. Easter Sunday, April 8, services at 9 and 11 a.m.

St. Jerome Croatian Catholic Church, 2823 S. Princeton Ave. (312) 842-1871, www.stjeromecroatian.

Santa Lucia Church, 3022 S. Wells St. (312) 842-6115. Holy Thursday, April 5, Mass of the Lord’s Last Supper with...

St. Mary of Perpetual Help, 1039 W. 32nd St. (773) 927-6646. Holy Thursday, April 5, solemn evening liturgy of the Lord’s Supper at 7 p.m., church open for adoration until midnight. Good Friday, April 6,

Apostolic Faith Church, 3823 S. Indiana Ave., (773) 373-8500. Seventy-two hours of prayer endingn at 7 p.m. Friday, April...

Bethel AME Church, 4400 S. Michigan Ave., (773) 285-5500. Call for information.

Coppin Memorial AME Church, 5633 S. Michigan Ave., (773) 667-5881, www.coppiname.org. Maundy Thursday, April 5, worship service 6:30 p.m. Easter Sunday, April 8, worship at 10:45 a.m.

Ebenezer Missionary Baptist Church, 4501 S. Vincennes Ave., (773) 373-6144. Call for information.

...8:15 until 10 p.m. Good Friday, April 6, service at St. Clotilde at 8430 S. Calumet Ave. at 7 p.m. Holy Saturday, April 7, Easter vigil at 7 p.m. Easter...

Kenwood United Church of Christ, 4608 S. Greenwood Ave., (773) 373-2861. Good Friday, April 6, service at 11 a.m. Easter Sunday, April 8, services at 8 and 11 a.m.

Metropolitan Community Church, 4610 S. Prairie Ave. (773) 536-2046. Good Friday, April 6, 12-hour prayer vigil from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Easter Sunday, April 8, sunrise service at 6 a.m., breakfast at 7:30 a.m. for $10, Sunday school program at 9 a.m., and regular service at 10:30 a.m.

Morning Star Baptist Church, 3993 S. King Dr., (773) 285-8111, www.morningstarbcofchicago.org. Call for information.

Olivet Baptist Church, 3101 S. King Dr., (312) 528-0124, olivetbaptistchurchchicago.org. Easter Sunday service at 10:45 a.m.

Pilgrim Baptist Church, 3300 S. Indiana Ave., (312) 842-4417, www.rebuildpilgrim.org. Good Friday, April 6, service at 6:30p.m. Holy Saturday, April 7, Good Friday teaching seminar at 9 a.m. Easter Sunday, April 8, service at 11 a.m.

St. Ambrose Catholic Church, 1012 E. 47th St., (773) 624-3695. Holy Thursday, April 5, Mass of Our Lord’s Supper, 6:30...

St. Elizabeth’s Catholic Church, 50 E. 41st St., (773) 268-1518, www.stelizabethchicago.com. Good Friday, April 6, Stations of the Cross at...

...the Cross at 3 p.m. and Passion and communion at St. Anselm’s at 6045 S. Michigan Ave. at 6:30 p.m. Call for information. Holy Saturday, April 7, Easter vigil at...

St. James United Methodist Church, 4611 S. Ellis Ave., (773) 285-4244. Easter Sunday, April 8, worship service at 10:30 a.m.

St. Thomas Episcopal Church, 3801 S. Wabash Ave., (773) 268-1900, www.stthomaschicago.com. Easter Sunday, April 8, Feast of Resurrection at 8 and 10:30 a.m.

South Park Baptist, 3722 S. King Dr., (773) 548-6566. Monday through Friday, morning prayer at 6 a.m.; Good Friday, April 6, continental breakfast after 6 a.m. prayer service, and full breakfast after 8:30/9 a.m. service; Easter Sunday, April 8, worship at 11 a.m.

Sixth Grace Presbyterian Church, 600 E. 35th St., (312) 225-5300. Maundy Thursday, April 5, Tenebrae service at 7 p.m. Holy Saturday, April 6, Seven Last Words with sacred cantata at 4:30 p.m. Easter Sunday, 11 a.m. regular service.

Chinese Christian Union Church, 2301 S. Wentworth Ave., (312) 842-8545. Good Friday, April 6, 7:30 p.m. services in English in...

St. Therese Chinese Catholic Church, 218 W. Alexander St., (312) 842-6777, www.sttheresechinatown.org. Holy Thursday, April 5, Mass at 7 p.m...

The Chicago International Church (EFCA), meeting at Provision Theater, 1001 W. Roosevelt Rd. (parking lot and entrance is on south Morgan St.), (312) 243-4242, www.ciefc.org...

...15 a.m. Good Friday, April 6, the congregation will gather at a home at 820 S. Claremont Ave. for a quiet time of remembrance, singing, and prayer. Resurrection Sunday (Easter), April 8, the...

First Immanuel Lutheran Church, 1124 S. Ashland Ave., (312) 733-6886. Maundy Thursday, April 5, Seder service with Holy Communion at 6:30...

Holy Family Church, 1080 W. Roosevelt Rd., (312) 492-8442. Holy Thursday, April 5,Mass of the Lord’s Supper, 7 p...

New Zion Missionary Baptist Church, 1252 S. Wolcott Ave., (312) 733-1262, www.newzionmbc.com. Sunday, April 8, Easter Sunday regular service at 10:45 a.m.

Notre Dame de Chicago Church, 1334 W. Flournoy St., (312) 243-7400, www.nddc.archchicago.org. Holy Thursday, April 5, bilingual Mass at 7...

Precious Blood Parish, 2411 W. Congress Pkwy., (312) 733-5331. Holy Thursday, April 5, Spanish Mass 7 p.m. followed by adoration...

St. Basil’s Greek Orthodox Church, 733 S. Ashland Ave., (312) 243-3738, www.stbasil.il.goarch. org. Holy Thursday, April 12, Divine Liturgy of...

The Shrine of Our Lady of Pompeii, 1224 W. Lexington St., (312) 421-3757, fax (312) 421-3756, www.ourladyofpompeii.org. Holy Thursday, April 5,Mass...

St. Francis of Assisi Parish, 813 W. Roosevelt Rd., (312) 226-7575. Holy Thursday, April 5, Last Supper at 7 p.m. Good Friday...

Providence of God Catholic Church, 717 W. 18th St. (312) 226- 2929. Call for information. St. Adalbert, 1650 W. 17th St., (312) 226-0340. Call for information.

Providence of God Catholic Church, 717 W. 18th St. (312) 226- 2929. Call for information. St. Adalbert, 1650 W. 17th St., (312) 226-0340. Call for information.

St. Anthony Hospital Chapel, 2875 W. 19th St., (773) 484-1000. Holy Thursday, April 5, service at 2 p.m. Good Friday, April 6, noon. Easter Sunday, April 8, 10:30 a.m.

Holy Trinity Croatian Church, 1850 S. Throop St., (312) 226-7887, and St. Procopius Church, 1641 S. Allport St. (312) 226-7887, www...

Holy Trinity Croatian Church, 1850 S. Throop St., (312) 226-7887, and St. Procopius Church, 1641 S. Allport St. (312) 226-7887, www.stprocopius.com. Holy Thursday, April 5, Last Supper bilingual Mass and...

St. Pius V, 1919 S. Ashland Ave., (312) 226-6161, www.stpiusvparish.org. Call for information.

First Baptist Congregational Church, 1613 W. Washington Blvd., (312) 243-8047. Friday, April 6, noon Good Friday Service with Celestial Choir. Resurrection Sunday, April 8, 6:30 a.m. Easter sunrise service; 9 a.m. Easter program; 11 a.m. service.

Greater Bethlehem Baptist Church, 2400 W. Warren Blvd., (312) 733-6832. Easter Sunday, April 8, sunrise service at 6 a.m.

St. Malachy Church, 2248 W. Washington Blvd., (312) 733-1068. Holy Thursday, April 5, service at 7:30 p.m. Good Friday, April 6, Passion of the Lord at 3:30 p.m. Holy Saturday, April 7, service at 7:30 p.m. Easter Sunday service at 9:30 a.m.

Christ the King Lutheran Church, 1532 S. Michigan Ave. Call for information.

First United Methodist Church (at Chicago Temple), 77 W. Washington St., (312) 236-4548, www.chicagotemple.org. Maundy Thursday, April 5, worship at 12:10 p...

Grace Place Episcopal Church, 637 S. Dearborn St., (312) 922-1426, www.gracechicago.org. Maundy Thursday, April 5, liturgy and communion at 6:30 p.m. Good Friday, April 6, Liturgies at noon and 6:30 p.m. Easter Sunday, April 8, communion services at 8 a.m. (quiet) and 10 a.m. with music.

Loop Christian Ministries (use OCB entrance), 1550 S. State St., (312) 427-7962, www.loopchurch.org. Good Friday, April 6, gather to remember and reflect...

Old St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 1500 S. Michigan Ave., (312) 922- 3444, www.oldstmarys.com. Holy Thursday, April 5, Mass of the Lord’s...

Mass. Old St. Patrick’s Church, 700 W. Adams St., (312) 648-1021, www.oldstpats.org. Holy Thursday, April 5, liturgy at 7 p.m...

St. James Catholic Church, 2942 S. Wabash Ave., (312) 842-1919. Holy Thursday, April 5, Mass of the Lord’s Supper, at 7...

St. John Cantius, 825 N. Carpenter St., (312) 243-7373, www.cantius.org. Holy Thursday, Mass at 7 p.m., with the...

...Cecilia choir, 12:30 p.m. Mass with Resurrection Choir and Orchestra. Santa Maria Addolorata, 528 N. Ada St., (312) 421-3122. Holy Thursday, April 5, 7 p.m. bilingual Mass of Last Supper...

St. Nicholas Ukrainian Cathedral, 835 N. Oakley Blvd, (773)276-4537, www.stnicholaschicago.org. Holy Thursday, April 5, Pontifical Divine Liturgy of St...

St. Peter’s Catholic Church, 110 W. Madison St., (312) 372-5111, www.stpetersloop.org., Holy Thursday, April 5, 8:15 a.m. morning...

Second Presbyterian Church, 1936 S. Michigan Ave., (312) 225-4951. Maundy Thursday, April 5, soup supper at 6 p.m., followed by...

South Loop Community Church(at Sherwood Conservatory of Music), 1312 S. Michigan Ave., (312) 566-9076. Good Friday, April 6, service at 7 p.m. Easter Sunday, April 8, service at 10:30 a.m.

True Rock Ministries, 57 E. 16th St., 312-939-1109, www.truerockministries.org. Good Friday service, April 6, at 7 p.m. Easter Sunday, April 8, at 8 and 10:30 a.m.

Apr 05 2012

Apr 04 2012

Updated Apr 04 2012

Let's help these young people out!

March 28, 2012

Community and Friends of Bret Harte Elementary School,

We are delighted to announce that our students have the opportunity to participate in the Illinois State Competition of Future Problem Solving! Future Problem Solving is an academic program rooted in critical and analytical thinking, research skills and real-life problem solving. Students explore topics of interests, creatively demonstrate understanding, and use written and verbal communication to express their original ideas in a team format.

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March 28, 2012

Community and Friends of Bret Harte Elementary School,

We are delighted to announce that our students have the opportunity to participate in the Illinois State Competition of Future Problem Solving! Future Problem Solving is an academic program rooted in critical and analytical thinking, research skills and real-life problem solving. Students explore topics of interests, creatively demonstrate understanding, and use written and verbal communication to express their original ideas in a team format.

This is the first year that our students have participated in this event. Their outstanding performance at the city competition qualified both teams of four students to advance to the state competition that will be held in Normal, Illinois on the campus of Illinois State University, April 27th-28th, 2012.

We are seeking support to help offset the financial burden our students face as they prepare to compete and win in the state competition. Our students have worked extremely hard to get ready for this event. They have committed an entire school year to training and hosted several fundraising events to reach their financial goal, but they have fallen short and the deadline is fast approaching. Our students are in need of $2000.00 to cover the cost of transportation, lodging and registration.

We greatly appreciate any type of financial support that can be offered to the students of Bret Harte Elementary School as they travel to Illinois State University to compete and win in Future Problem Solving.

Thanks for your support,

Bernadette Glover
Assistant Principal

Please call the school to make your donation at 773-535-0870

  • Jennifer Bridgeport to Bucktown and some places in between

    sounds good!

  • QCDC in the QUAD Not for Profit

    Jennifer, Thank you so much! You have no idea how much chocolate candy I have purchased in the last couple months LOL! . I thought folks should no what our children are doing because they truly are our Future Problem Solvers!

Apr 04 2012

Updated Apr 04 2012

Market Data Report: Developing Vibrant Retail in Bronzeville

How is this report being used to bring businesses to Bronzeville?

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From Ald. Dowell's newsletter: The Bronzeville Alliance has partnered with the Metropolitan Planning Council to help with the Bronzeville Retail Initiative. Recently, they reviewed years worth of past planning and market data and interviewed several residents and businesses in Bronzeville. They have released their report called "Developing Vibrant Retail in Bronzeville".
http://www.metroplanning.org/multimedia/publication/548

  • I hope the nearby Universities had no role in 35th being skipped. I'm sure they would love to expand their campuses. However I doubt very seriously that any alderman would share is this has occured! The City can always lay back on the fact that they used are TIF for some development, if close to none at all.

  • Sorry "if" not "is" and "our" not are!

Mar 28 2012

Updated Apr 03 2012

Recap: Last Night's CHA Information/Planning Meeting for the Cottage Grove Corridor

I attended last night's CHA planning meeting about the new developments slated for the Cottage Grove corridor. Last night's meeting was 3/3 and the most well attended from what I understand.

I encourage others who were in attendance to chime with add'l details, as I know I may not capture them all here.

Discussion was centered on two developments (one at the SW corner of 47th Street and Cottage Grove and the other at 45th Street and Cottage) that are...

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I attended last night's CHA planning meeting about the new developments slated for the Cottage Grove corridor. Last night's meeting was 3/3 and the most well attended from what I understand.

I encourage others who were in attendance to chime with add'l details, as I know I may not capture them all here.

Discussion was centered on two developments (one at the SW corner of 47th Street and Cottage Grove and the other at 45th Street and Cottage) that are both essentially slated to be developed and occupied by 2014. The 45th street development is still in the early stages of planning. According to Ald. Burns, these developments will go through and have been on the docket for years.

Both developments will consist of CHA (27%), affordable and market rate housing. All rental units and no plans for home ownership. Units range from 1 to 4 bedrooms, with the 4 bedroom units allocated for CHA only. Rent ranges from $1100 (1 bd rm) to $1600 (3 bd room). All residents will be drug screened.

Approximately $8M of the funding for the 47th Street development was provided by CHA.

The 47th street development will include a grocery store and the developer is currently entertaining a particular store now. Other retail will be included on the bottom floor of the building. The 45th street development will provide 1600 sq ft of space for retail. The developers are approaching national retailers like ColdStone and Gymboree and Fleet Feet Sports on a local level.

The 45th street development will have a courtyard with a community center situated in its center. Bright Star Church is currently situated on the plot of land for the 45th development, but apparently the developer has conducted its planning without inclusion of the church.

Please provide any additional details if you attended one of the three buildings. Thanks.

  • I couldn't come to the meetings as stated before I own a home but currently and temporarily live else where because of job. Honestly I don't want any development unless its done by a private firm. I'd rather it stay a vacant lot than turn into more low income housing...

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    I couldn't come to the meetings as stated before I own a home but currently and temporarily live else where because of job. Honestly I don't want any development unless its done by a private firm. I'd rather it stay a vacant lot than turn into more low income housing to insure the permanent re-election of certain people and further marginalization and poverty. I hope they don't get the grant. The city of chicago just got that type of grant they are applying for last year(woodlawn development), and there are many more areas across the state they are competing with to get the grants. I think HUD may consider others areas as a result of it. HUD is facing budget cuts form the republicans and they have hundreds of millions dollars back logged needed for repairs and maintanence of all the buildingings they currently own. I just hope the well runs dry at HUD, so they don't have any money for these projects. I have been contacting HUD and making the case for other areas to receive funds for development like the south suburbs, englewood, etc. Other people can also do the same visit the website and make the case for other areas that are also applying.

    At this point it doesn't matter what people want they will shove this down everyones throat like it or not. The meetings are only procedural they don't really care what anyone has to say especially the dictator alderpeople

  • Agree, these meetings are just for them to say, we met with the community. They want us to believe these buildings will be for mixed income and a beautiful place to live.

    I don't buy it...

Apr 02 2012

Updated Apr 03 2012

  • Yeah, very true article. Amazingly, the Chicago sheeple appear to completely unaware of what this guy is doing and WHY. You can add the ambitious CHA "legacy" plan of hyper-concentrating poverty in area's know as the usual suspects:( It's enough to make you want to move far away from this place:/

Apr 01 2012

Wastebaskets moved from bus stops

On Michigan & 26th and State & 26th, the baskets have been moved from near the bus stops. (On State moved 1/2 block down) Streets & San is LAZY. They moved them to guarantee they won't have to be emptied....'cause no one is using them. The trash ends up on the shelter benches or the sidewalks or at the curbs. Put the baskets back where they belong...where people WILL use them, next to the bus stops.

Mar 29 2012

Updated Mar 31 2012

Bronzeville to host Gospel Fest

Mandrake Park at 39th and Cottage Grove will host the headline events of the 2012 music festivals. Other sites are Millenium Park and Chicago Cultural Center.

http://www.explorechicago.org/city/en/supporting_narrative/events___special_events/events/mose/chicago_gospel_music4.html

So, what businesses are around there?

  • Grandma, I completely agree. I know everyone would love it and Bronzeville should make money when people visit. I don't see an application for food vendors but I have posted your question on their Facebook page.

  • Mississippi Rick's is another good choice to consider. It's on 35th and King Drive. Parking in front and back. Nice leather couches with big TV screen while waiting for your BBQ. They deliver also. Tell Rick I sent ya....

Mar 30 2012

Updated Mar 30 2012

Friday fun: How would you give back to your neighborhood if you won tonight's Mega Millions drawing?

If you've been reading the news lately, you've probably heard something about tonight's jackpot drawing that has got a lot of folks dreaming big.

So I thought it would be fun to ask how you would give back to your neighborhood if you were the lucky winner?

  • I would start a Teen Help Center, teaching courses on how to respect your body, birth control, teen violence, peer pressure, work place readiness, and parenting. I use to teach courses on Hygiene and work place readiness at Job Corps and half of the student’s population didn’t know the basics. They are clueless and it sad!!

  • Yatta Washington Park Warrior

    I would buy some of this land in Washington Park. Some areas would be redeveloped for agriculture and resource centers(job placement, youth development, family development, small business resource center, healthy living, etc.) If others invest their money directly into the community it would be a better place for all. I would also buy one of the many vacant buildings so that my family could live there comfortably.

Mar 20 2012

Updated Mar 29 2012

Interesting Article.....check it out

So, I feel that in one way or another we have been having this discussion on EveryBlock and especially in regards to the Bronzeville Community. Check out this article and let me know your thoughts on it.

Essentially the article discusses one families thoughts preceding their attempt to buy Black for one year.

Enjoy!

http://chicagotonight.wttw.com/2012/03/19/our-black-year

  • 1) No one said anything about a boycott.
    2) If everyone that disagrees with you and can defend their position is a "bully" in your eyes, you might want to stay home with the tv off or you are going to encounter a huge number of "bullies" out in the world.
    3) Quite disappointed that had a post removed for responding to being called a name.
    James I will be contacting you offsite.

  • You bullied 2 others off the board, not me msp. Yes as you said your father told you you should avoid name calling as well. You were advocating race-based instead of neighborhood based shopping. At this point FOR Bronzeville, it is more important to patronize local business was the position of those two people because it's not like Bronzeville is rolling in folks dying to do business there. Support them or lose them and no more will follow.

Mar 28 2012

Mar 27 2012

Mar 12 2012

Updated Mar 23 2012

CHA Choice Neighborhood Public Meetings

CHA Choice Neighborhood Public Meetings

CHA is seeking Choice Neighborhoods Implementation funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to help revitalize the Cottage Grove Corridor within Grand Boulevard and neighboring communities. Choice Neighborhoods supports housing and economic development in communities with public and assisted housing to transform the larger neighborhood into a healthy, mixed-income community with quality affordable housing, high-performing schools, services, transportation, and access to jobs.

Through this program, CHA and its local, state, federal,...

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CHA Choice Neighborhood Public Meetings

CHA is seeking Choice Neighborhoods Implementation funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to help revitalize the Cottage Grove Corridor within Grand Boulevard and neighboring communities. Choice Neighborhoods supports housing and economic development in communities with public and assisted housing to transform the larger neighborhood into a healthy, mixed-income community with quality affordable housing, high-performing schools, services, transportation, and access to jobs.

Through this program, CHA and its local, state, federal, and private partners and supporters will work to improve housing stock; reduce crime; promote commercial investment; encourage healthy living; improve educational opportunities; and jumpstart transportation and economic opportunities for everyone in the neighborhood. We will work closely with the City of Chicago, parks, schools, agencies, employers, shops, churches, and other community stakeholders to transform the community into an area of opportunity for all residents and future generations.



The proposed Choice Neighborhood is located within the Grand Boulevard and neighboring community areas, made up of Ward 3 and Ward 4. Click here to view a proposed map of the Choice Neighborhood.



Whether you live, work, learn, play, worship, shop, or visit the community, the CHA encourages you to attend one of the upcoming public meetings to learn about present and future plans and how to contribute to the community-wide process. If your organization wishes to play a role in the bold neighborhood transformation plan, please contact CHA at 312-913-7452.



Each information session will be held at the Abraham Lincoln Center, 3858 S. Cottage Grove.

March 13, 2012, 6:00 P.M. (Planning/Information Session)

March 20, 2012, 6:00 P.M. (Planning/Information Session)

March 27, 2012, 6:00 P.M. (Planning/Information Session)

  • Hi
    I know I've been gone a while and I should have said this sooner:
    I own a house in douglas but I don't live there. My family is renting it. My husband and I are sales rep we travel and move frequently (too much). We plan to move back...

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    Hi
    I know I've been gone a while and I should have said this sooner:
    I own a house in douglas but I don't live there. My family is renting it. My husband and I are sales rep we travel and move frequently (too much). We plan to move back in our home when we become self employed. We are very concerned about the effects on our children when they become school age.
    .

    Its very important that people understand these two concepts.
    1. Its us vs them (Black politicans(bps), democrats(ds). The
    bps/ ds don't care about what we want. They want t o rule
    over us. They want control of the masses. This is why they
    always advocate so fiercely for the poor, because they know
    they are easily controlled they will not challege them or
    hold them accountable.

    THE BPS/DS ARE NOT YOUR FRIENDS THEY DON'T CARE ABOUT YOU OR YOUR COMMUNITY.

    2. I don't care how much subsidided housing they plan without
    the money from congress given to HUD it will never hapen. I'm
    planning to build a multimoin dollar big amusement park on vacant land that was the steel site in Sandy Jacksons ward as soon as I get some funding. But there is no way in Hell anyone will give me that amount of money, so it won't happen.
    Ok, does everyone understand this concept of funding conrolling what actually happens?

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    Don't believe them. they are bluffing. People are tax payers they can't do that. They can't do it without the support of Dowell. We already know whos side Dowell is on. This is a situation where we are dammedd if we do dammed if we don't. More subsidised housing...

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    Don't believe them. they are bluffing. People are tax payers they can't do that. They can't do it without the support of Dowell. We already know whos side Dowell is on. This is a situation where we are dammedd if we do dammed if we don't. More subsidised housing will not lead to more amenities just more poverty. If its true that they cut back on services I'ts better to have that than more subsidised housing.

    The meetings are just procedural. They are just there to tell you what is planned. They don't actually care about what u think(lol) you think they do?lol.
    The alderpeople/city have already made up their minds what they are going to do. If they get the funding they will build it with or without public support. As I stated before they have a dictorial style of leadership. They will force what ever they want down people's throat and everyone is just suppose to take it.

    You can't fight this battle at the local level. People like us are in the minority in this community and will always be outvoted. Thats why everyone must contact Congress members (yes even the republicans) and tell them not to fund the plans for transformation 2.0 plan when 1.0 has been such a failure. If you don't support cutting of the HUD budget at least specifically tell them not to fung HUDs request for funding for this insane project. I have been doing this so no I'm not just talking as someone said.

    Yes you can contact Republicans, show them this is a bipartisan issue.

Feb 28 2012

Updated Mar 23 2012

Black politicans/CHA undermining progress in Chatham and Bronzeville(Must be Stopped)!!!

There is currently more CHA being developed for state street.Why is it that the majority of this "affordable housing" is only slated for areas that already have an disporpotionate amount of this housing(middle class black areas)? They are using our communities as dumpining areas to preserve downtown and trendy areas of the north side. Its already hard enough to get development on the south side and the city and alderpeople are contributing to this.

Dowell just wants to dilute the...

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There is currently more CHA being developed for state street.Why is it that the majority of this "affordable housing" is only slated for areas that already have an disporpotionate amount of this housing(middle class black areas)? They are using our communities as dumpining areas to preserve downtown and trendy areas of the north side. Its already hard enough to get development on the south side and the city and alderpeople are contributing to this.

Dowell just wants to dilute the middlle class(like Brookings) so she can ensure her continual re-election as she knows the south loop won't support her. She knows the middle class would challenge her and hold her accountable and she can't have that. I hope the black middle class is paying attention to how the black politicans are actually working against them. This is true for Brookings also, what happened in the remap was just dispicable.

Everyone contact your federal senator/reps and the republicans and tell them u support cutting of the HUD budget. Cut the budget so that there is only enough for seniors, the disabled, and returning vets. Also tell everyone you know and in community meetings. You don't have to vote for the republicans, just let them know that they have your support for these cuts. The budget cuts will Force CHA to sell their public housing to the private market and there will be less section 8 in your area raising property values.

Black people should be the most vocal of everyone as our areas are used as areas to dump them(section 8 public housing). THEN PEOPLE ALWAYS WONDER WHY THE BLACK AREAS OF TOWN ARE ALWAYS THE SLUMS. The black politicans don't care about the black community they only care about their power. They continue to undermine progress and blame racism for the non progress , while they are the actual problem ie Dowell, Sawyer,and Brookings.

Lets vote based on candiates who will represent our interest whether they be gay, lesbian, republican, green party, white, asian etc.

  • Hi
    I know I've been gone a while and I should have said this sooner:
    I own a house in douglas but I don't live there. My family is renting it. My husband and I are sales rep we travel and move frequently (too much). We plan to move back in our home when we become self employed. We are very concerned about the effects on our children when they become school age.

  • James
    Writing HUD is a waste of time they don't care it won't make a diiference. Congress holds the purse strings and decides if HUD will get get the money. write the government not them.

Mar 15 2012

Updated Mar 21 2012

43rd street at Cottage Grove

Just passed that dreaded corner and the usual suspects are hanging in front of the businesses, moving more toward the fast food place and the furniture store. They are opting to sit on the curb too. Let's stay vigilant and log our calls with 911 so they clear that corner and recognize we are seriously not going to deal with this any longer. Let's make Bronzeville an enviable community in which we feel proud to live. Enough!

  • I will try. I try to go unnoticed, but for this i'll risk it.

    UPDATE: CAPS Meeting for tonight at King Center for Beat 221 (formerly Beat 222) was cancelled until April (third Tuesday of the month). i just received a call from the CPD Offices with a check up on the issues i've experienced and the Sergeant mentioned it was cancelled. So sorry for any inconvenience. Stay the course.

  • You guys keep fighting and keep calling the police. We are trying to do the same. This problem is everywhere!!! We will not allow these thugs and gangbangers to take over our community. We are
    under siege!!!

Mar 20 2012

Updated Mar 21 2012

Workday Update

Thanks Everyblock, I received one fantastic volunteer from the Washington Park community that assisted us on our March 17 workday. Debra heard about us through our Everyblock posting.

Thanks, Everyblock, keep up the great work.

  • EveryBlock Becca Director of Community Management

    That's great! We're glad to be able to help you spread the word.

Mar 21 2012

Town Hall Meeting to discuss CPS Longer School Day

Thursday, March 22, 7 pm. Town Hall Meeting on the Longer School Day. Are you wondering about the proposed longer school day for Chicago Public Schools? Come out to share your views and concerns, and gain information from the parent group Raise Your Hand for Illinois Public Education, which is represented on the CPS Advisory Task Force on the Longer Day. First Unitarian Church, 5650 S. Woodlawn.

Mar 20 2012

Updated Mar 20 2012

Stand for Children Congratulates Christian Mitchell on his 26th House District Win

"Stand for Children congratulates Christian Mitchell on his 26th House District win in the Illinois primary. Stand was a strong supporter of Mitchell’s campaign since he has devoted his professional life as a community organizer to helping improve local schools and revitalize communities. He holds a deep commitment to improving public education by enhancing community engagement and bringing people together to find common solutions. We believe in Mitchell and are happy to play a large role in encouraging this young...

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"Stand for Children congratulates Christian Mitchell on his 26th House District win in the Illinois primary. Stand was a strong supporter of Mitchell’s campaign since he has devoted his professional life as a community organizer to helping improve local schools and revitalize communities. He holds a deep commitment to improving public education by enhancing community engagement and bringing people together to find common solutions. We believe in Mitchell and are happy to play a large role in encouraging this young official’s promising career. The citizens of Illinois and the voters of the 26th House District have shown they agree with Stand for Children that education is key to the success of our children and the state. We look forward to working with Mitchell and his colleagues to continue to move education policies and initiatives forward, ensuring that every Illinois child has access to a quality education."
-Mary Anderson, Executive Director of Stand for Children
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Stand for Children is an innovative, grassroots education advocacy organization. Our mission is to ensure that all children, regardless of their background, graduate from high school prepared for, and with access to, a college education. To make that happen, we educate and empower parents, advocate for effective policy, and elect education leaders.

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  • We just got word that we are still awaiting results from six precincts and apologize for posting before Mitchell made his official acceptance speech. We are still encouraged that Mitchell will win, and look forward to keeping in touch with the EveryBlock community on this topic.

Mar 20 2012

  • Permit issued for renovation/alteration

    DECONVERT EXISTING 2 D.U. TO SINGLE FAMILY RESIDENCE & REHAB WITH NEWDETACHED ONE & HALF CAR GARAGE AND NEW REAR OPEN DECK AS PER PLAN (ZONING REVIEW UNDER APPLICATION # 100419083).

    4058 S. Lake Park Ave. Issued March 19, 2012 Comment

Mar 17 2012

Mar 16 2012

Mar 15 2012

Mar 13 2012

Updated Mar 14 2012

Jamaica Foods - 2nd Hearing

Just got back from the second hearing for JAMAICAN FOODS & LIQUOR deleterious impact.

The owner has failed to implement ANY of the following SIMPLE steps to make the community a better place.

The following directives were required of the owner of Jamaica Food & Liquors:

Discontinue the sale of liquor of the low cost high impact variety. The owner of the store has 30 days to deplete his stock of the liquor deemed to be inappropriate by the hearing...

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Just got back from the second hearing for JAMAICAN FOODS & LIQUOR deleterious impact.

The owner has failed to implement ANY of the following SIMPLE steps to make the community a better place.

The following directives were required of the owner of Jamaica Food & Liquors:

Discontinue the sale of liquor of the low cost high impact variety. The owner of the store has 30 days to deplete his stock of the liquor deemed to be inappropriate by the hearing officer. Including and not limited to the following items:
Wild Irish Rose
Night Train
Mad Dog 20/20
St. Ides
Thunderbird
Colt 45
Schlitz Malt Liquor
Cobra

The premises must be cleaned twice a day.

All half pint products are banned.

All employees must undergo BASSET training.

The store may no longer close its doors after six during hours of operation.

The owner of Jamaica Foods & Liquor must attend all community meetings. (He said he didn't get an invite...do you?)

Security personnel must wear a uniform on the premises at all times. (Infact he fired his security guard that he had becasue he was corrupt engaging in CD/DVD sales on the side)

A call log for 911 and a community meeting log must be created.

The next (and final hearing) will be on Thursday April 26th 2012.

  • GCF Resident in the Kenwood area since 2006

    Unfortunatly there are no immediate ramifications, the "process" requires 3 hearing. So he was given the same set of instructions that need to be followed effective IMMEDIATLY and in a month (instead of the 2 months like last time) he will be assessed again.

    That is the 3rd and final...

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    Unfortunatly there are no immediate ramifications, the "process" requires 3 hearing. So he was given the same set of instructions that need to be followed effective IMMEDIATLY and in a month (instead of the 2 months like last time) he will be assessed again.

    That is the 3rd and final meeting on April 26th that I urge neighbors to attend. On a positive note, there were more local residents against him this time and only a hand ful of his supporters.

    I urge you, if you drive by and see loitering or any activity that supports that they are not doing what they are supposed to, please take pictures and send them to kenwoodalive@gmail.com with the date and time of the pictures.
    I will take them to the next meeting on your behalf for those who cannot make it. Photos mailed in will be confidential and your names will not be released.

    Thank you for your support!

  • TD

    GCF also see if you can get on the ballot to vote that corner dry. Sometimes it hurts good neighbor business there but I the in it keeps the gofs away when they can't buy their liquor or tobacco.

Mar 14 2012

Sumac Park Advisory Council meeting

Tue, Apr 10, 2012 6:00-7:00 pm

All are welcome to our monthly Sumac Advisory meetings held the second Tuesday of the month at Northeastern, Carruthers Center, room 102 at 700 East Oakwood Boulevard. We meet the second Tuesday of the month!

Mar 14 2012

Mar 12 2012

Updated Mar 13 2012

Automatic weapons fire last night

Anyone living around the CHA Property at 45th Evans/Champlain? It's becoming even more of a nuisance. Please joing me in contacting the management of that property. They've only been reopened a couple of years and i've had the contact info of no fewer than four (4) managers. They don't seem to want to build a relationship with their neighbors. While they have a security company employed, there remains hanging out of young men at all hours and noisy cars that...

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Anyone living around the CHA Property at 45th Evans/Champlain? It's becoming even more of a nuisance. Please joing me in contacting the management of that property. They've only been reopened a couple of years and i've had the contact info of no fewer than four (4) managers. They don't seem to want to build a relationship with their neighbors. While they have a security company employed, there remains hanging out of young men at all hours and noisy cars that park/double-park while tossing out their garbage onto the streets. If you're affected and interested please send me a note. Last night was not the first time I've hit the floor with my family to avoid random gun-fire, but it was the first time i've experienced automatic weapons fire. Remember: it's only March!

  • That was semi-automatic gunfire most likely. Automatic gunfire is military grade and not usually heard. It would sound a lot faster than normal individual gunshots. Why yes, I was a machine gunner in the Marines. Of course I would not be shocked to hear that some little thug got his hands on an M240B.

  • Carol, I will definitely call the police if it happens again and I hear it. And, I do appreciate the level of involvement in the community that I see here in this forum.

Mar 12 2012

Updated Mar 13 2012

Reminder :Mandrake Park Advisory Council Meeting

Mandrake Park Advisory Council (MPAC) meeting

Spring is in the air and it is time to resume Mandrake Park Advisory Council (MPAC) meetings.
The first meeting of the year will be held:
@
Northeastern Illinois University 700 East Oakwood Boulevard
Thursday, March 15,2011 6:30PM – 8:00PM

HOPE TO SEE YOU ALL!

Mar 11 2012

Updated Mar 12 2012

Washington Park, Habitat Restoration Workday

Join us for tea and a workday on Saturday, March 17 in Washington Park. At 9am, we will gather at the Fountain of Time for a friendly meet and greet. After ten minutes, we will take a stroll to the natural areas to prune shrubs.

The Fountain of Time is located on the far southeast side of the park between 57th & 60th street west of Cottage Grove.

Gloves and tools will be provided.
Tip: Dress for the weather and wear sturdy clothes and shoes.

Contact Site Steward, Madiem @ 773-203-3418 if you have any questions.

Bookmark our full 2012 schedule and become a fan.
http://www.facebook.com/washingtonparkconservancy?sk=events

Mar 02 2012

Updated Mar 12 2012

It's clean & green time!

Hey everyone. Spring is just around the corner and April 21st is the city's clean and green day.

Does your neighborhood have an activity planned yet? If so, feel free to post it on EveryBlock. And if not, don't hesitate to use EveryBlock to round up some volunteers!

Mar 12 2012

CHA Choice Neighborhood Public Meetings

CHA is seeking Choice Neighborhoods Implementation funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to help revitalize the Cottage Grove Corridor within Grand Boulevard and neighboring communities. Choice Neighborhoods supports housing and economic development in communities with public and assisted housing to transform the larger neighborhood into a healthy, mixed-income community with quality affordable housing, high-performing schools, services, transportation, and access to jobs.

Through this program, CHA and its local, state, federal, and private partners and supporters...

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CHA is seeking Choice Neighborhoods Implementation funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to help revitalize the Cottage Grove Corridor within Grand Boulevard and neighboring communities. Choice Neighborhoods supports housing and economic development in communities with public and assisted housing to transform the larger neighborhood into a healthy, mixed-income community with quality affordable housing, high-performing schools, services, transportation, and access to jobs.

Through this program, CHA and its local, state, federal, and private partners and supporters will work to improve housing stock; reduce crime; promote commercial investment; encourage healthy living; improve educational opportunities; and jumpstart transportation and economic opportunities for everyone in the neighborhood. We will work closely with the City of Chicago, parks, schools, agencies, employers, shops, churches, and other community stakeholders to transform the community into an area of opportunity for all residents and future generations.

The proposed Choice Neighborhood is located within the Grand Boulevard and neighboring community areas, made up of Ward 3 and Ward 4. Click here to view a proposed map of the Choice Neighborhood.

Whether you live, work, learn, play, worship, shop, or visit the community, the CHA encourages you to attend one of the upcoming public meetings to learn about present and future plans and how to contribute to the community-wide process. If your organization wishes to play a role in the bold neighborhood transformation plan, please contact CHA at 312-913-7452.

Each information session will be held at the Abraham Lincoln Center, 3858 S. Cottage Grove.
March 13, 2012, 6:00 P.M. (Planning/Information Session)
March 20, 2012, 6:00 P.M. (Planning/Information Session)
March 27, 2012, 6:00 P.M. (Planning/Information Session)

Mar 10 2012

CHA 2.0 is more anti development for Bronzeville

Has everyone visited thecha.org yet? If you haven't you should its very interesting and very telling. The most common sense and best are ideas are being voted against. They are doing the worst. Ideas like stauration pointe, cut the CHA budget, enough already in bronzeville, no public housing on former ickes site, cut the CHA units in mixed income developments, and funding lock for women having additional babies.

This site proves what we I and others have been saying. Of...

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Has everyone visited thecha.org yet? If you haven't you should its very interesting and very telling. The most common sense and best are ideas are being voted against. They are doing the worst. Ideas like stauration pointe, cut the CHA budget, enough already in bronzeville, no public housing on former ickes site, cut the CHA units in mixed income developments, and funding lock for women having additional babies.

This site proves what we I and others have been saying. Of course people would vote against an idea like CHA saturation point and no more in bronzeville. They know if this happens it could possibly mean they would be placed in their area. I think its only fair that the only people who are allowed to vote is the people who would be receiving them or already have them.
The federal and state government is broke. My hope is the CHA's request for more funding is turned down , or they don't get all the funding they need(minimise the damage). Just think of all the more damage they could do if they were given more money! The federal and state government is broke, its insanity to give them anymore money when the first phase is a faliure(disn't lead to economic growth in the area, or attract market rate buyers). It just very irresponsible to give them anymore money.

What do you guys think did u participate?

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