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For Generations, The South And West Sides Have Been Shut Out Of Housing Near Public Transit. A New Plan Aims To Change That
"We want to make sure that these transit-oriented projects are led by the community and owned by…
Public Art Installations Meet Green Stormwater Infrastructure
Through CNT’s Climate and Cultural Resilience Program, we have had the privilege of working…
Development Without Gentrification: Garfield Green Housing Plan Aims To Spur Growth, Maintain Affordability On West Side
Historically, transit-oriented development has been centered in more affluent areas. A new plan for…
West Side Market Returns Outdoors Amidst Pandemic
Despite the on-going COVID-19 pandemic, The Garfield Park Neighborhood Market has officially…
Arthur Watts’ barbecue helped him build a new life after slavery. Nearly 160 years later, his recipes are helping his family build a business.
Arthur Watts knew his way around an open pit barbecue from the time he was just 6 years old. Born…

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