The Chicago Department of Planning and Development (DPD) has announced their three finalists for the East Garfield Park RFQ. Although the Request For Qualifications (RFQ) is made up of three sites, this first phase will focus on one site across the street from The Hatchery located at 3209 W Lake Street. Right on the intersection with N Kedzie Avenue, all proposals will defer the two remaining sites onto a future development phase.
Chicago Department of Planning and Development
The Chicago Department of Planning and Development (DPD) announced the impending deadline for ChiBlockBuilder. ChiBlockBuilder is the City of Chicago’s latest program designed to encourage the purchase and redevelopment of vacant lots owned by the City and simplifies the process of purchasing those properties across both the South Side and West Side. ChiBlockBuilder also increases insight and visibility into the land sales process allowing for a more equitable system. Initial applicants have until Friday, February 3rd to apply.
The Chicago Department of Planning and Development has announced the three finalists for the redevelopment of the city-owned warehouse at 1769 W Pershing Road in McKinley Park. Located slightly west of the intersection with S Ashland Avenue, the Request For Proposal (RFP) called for applicants to imagine a new use for the easternmost structure of the historical Central Manufacturing District. The RFP also allowed for the applicants to include an adjacent one-story industrial building and parking lot as well.
The Chicago Department of Planning and Development (DPD) is asking for community feedback on the Altenheim Line Framework Plan. This plan centers around the goal of creating opportunities for developments anchored around a new elevated two-mile stretch of recreational trail touching the North Lawndale, East Garfield Park, and West Garfield Park neighborhoods.
The City of Chicago has announced a new consolidated program to sell over 2,000 city-owned lots across various neighborhoods in the south and west sides. Focusing on neighborhoods like Englewood, West Englewood, New City, Garfield Park, North Lawndale, and Austin, the program aims at creating an equitable path for property ownership in areas that have long suffered from widespread disinvestment. Dubbed ChiBlockBuilder, it is being led by the Department of Planning and Development and city commissioner Maurice Cox with the blessing of Mayor Lori Lightfoot.