The seven winners of the We Rise Together grant have been announced across the south and west sides in predominantly Black and Latino communities. The $6.7 million grant is the result of a program from the Chicago Community Trust that began in 2020 as the pandemic disproportionately affected communities of color and is aimed at assisting the areas recover. Learning from the recession, the winners range from small businesses to new construction representing the resilience of all Chicago’s neighborhoods.
The Chicago Plan Commission has approved a residential development at 9633 S Cottage Grove Avenue in Pullman. The project dubbed ‘Imani Senior Village’ is one of the recipients of the recent historic $1 billion funding of affordable housing, developers Trinity United Church of Christ selected Johnson and Lee Architects as the designer for the senior-focused, multi-phase development that will replace a one-story industrial building.
The National Parks service has opened The Pullman National Monument, Chicago’s first National Monument at 11001 S Cottage Grove Avenue in Pullman. Opening ceremonies for the complex took place over Labor Day weekend, a holiday which traces its origins back to the workers that made the Pullman Company into a passenger rail juggernaut with its iconic sleeper cars. The new monument is expected to attract over 300,000 yearly visitors and bring a major economic impact to the growing neighborhood.
Ryan Companies has completed a distribution center for Amazon in the Pullman Crossings industrial park. The completion of the warehouse, located at 10700 S Doty Avenue in the Pullman neighborhood, concludes the multi-phase development of the 62-acre industrial site. Ryan Companies served as the developer for Pullman Crossings, in collaboration with community developer Chicago Neighborhood Initiatives.