Little Village and Pilsen are kindred neighborhoods, both centers of the Mexican community, and community leaders in both aim to expand access to parks and open spaces, improve housing options, and promote sustainable business and retail development. That's why the Chicago Department of Planning and Development (DPD) is drafting a land use plan to better develop each area's assets, ideally in concert with those who known them best. To engage the public in the planning process, a series of community workshops have been scheduled. Details on time and location are here
This builds upon the work that started in November of 2013, when kick-off meetings for the Pilsen-Little Village Plan focused on parks (like the plan of Celotex Park shown below), open space, and overall infrastructure.
· A Plan for Pilsen and Little Village [CMAP Illinois]
· Little Village Residents Invited to Weigh In On Land Use Plan Thursday [DNAinfo]
· All Little Village Coverage [Curbed Chicago]
· All Pilsen Coverage [Curbed Chicago]