New funding has been announced for the restoration of Bubbly Creek from W Fuller Street to W Pershing Road in BridgeportShedd Aquarium and Chicago Park District in order to give the community a natural resource back.
New details have been revealed for a new small garden as a part of the Muddy Waters museum at 4337 S Lake Park Avenue in North Kenwood. Located just south of the intersection with E 43rd Street, the garden will replace a vacant lot adjacent to the now landmarked once-home of the famed musician. The MOJO, or Muddy waters Original Jam Out Museum and its founder Chandra Cooper partnered with local architecture firm BauerLatoza Studio on the design which was recently presented at a neighborhood meeting.
New details have been revealed for the Pop! Heights community park at 11227 S Halsted Street in West Roseland. Located mid-block between 112th Street and W 113th Street, the project replaces an empty lot and is a part of the greater Public Outdoor Plaza (POP!) program. The Department of Planning and Development along with the Far South Community Development Corporation are behind the new park which is being designed by the Lamar Johnson Collaborative to serve the near Pullman area.
Initial plans have been revealed for a community garden at 2133-35 W Charleston Street in Bucktown. Located just east of the intersection with N Leavitt Street, the proposal will replace a now vacant lot which once held a century-old workers cottage that was torn down by the previous owner. Now a group of neighbors are hoping to strike a deal with the current developer who is willing to sell for the right plan. While the designer has not been disclosed, the community is moving towards their first community meeting soon.
New funding has been secured for the Esperanza Community Services center at 520 N Marshfield Avenue in West Town. Located just west of the intersection with W Grand Avenue, the funds will go towards the repair and maintenance of their existing multi-building campus. The grant was just approved last month and is coming from the Community Development Program, part of the city’s pandemic recovery initiative which gave money to 80 other proposals.