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Epic City Proposal to Revitalize South Side Neighborhoods Moving Forward

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[renderings via the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning]

A plan to rejuvenate the Englewood, Woodlawn, and Washington Park neighborhoods is moving forward today with its presentation to the Chicago Plan Commission at City Hall. The Green Healthy Neighborhoods proposal would create new park spaces and add major streetscape improvements to the neighborhoods in hopes of luring private investment and new development to the South Side. The plan has been in works since 2011, and was initially known for its urban farming component. Though no concrete funding figures are listed, the plan seeks to pay for itself through federal grants from HUD via its Sustainable Communities Initiative. The complete draft plan can be viewed here.

· Planning for Green and Healthy Chicago Neighborhoods [CMAP]