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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 rapidly gentrifying Garfield Park puts longtime residents first.
West Side Market Returns Outdoors Amidst Pandemic
Despite the on-going COVID-19 pandemic, The Garfield Park Neighborhood Market has officially returned to the West Side this summer.
Matching transit to economic need
We have a new way to develop all neighborhoods without displacing people: equitable transit-oriented development.
A model to prevent a wave of evictions in the wake of coronavirus recession
A new coalition in East Garfield Park is aiming to head off displacement, gentrification and a land grab by speculators by protecting affordable housing and heeding the lessons of 2008.
Coronavirus Across Chicago: East Garfield Park
All Chicago neighborhoods have been hit hard by shutdowns related to the coronavirus, but lower-income communities that rely on social service organizations are facing a unique set of challenges.
With East Garfield Park Ripe For Gentrification, Residents Draw Up Blueprint To Protect Themselves
The community-driven plan was created over the past year in response to rising rents and new development coming to the area.
Three Ideas Could Shift Housing from Outputs to Outcomes
In October, the Urban Institute challenged attendees at the Foundations for the Future of Housing conference to design an intervention that could increase stability, well-being, or racial…
Using Data to Inform Community-Driven Decision Making in East Garfield Park
A critical component of the Institute for Housing Studies’ (IHS) applied research model includes technical assistance to community groups and custom data analysis that illustrates different…
City Wants To Fix Dangerous West Side Streets By Adding Bike Lanes, Pedestrian Islands And More With $6 Million Infrastructure Plan
GARFIELD PARK — Some of the most dangerous streets in the city for deadly crashes are on the West Side. Now, Mayor Lori Lightfoot and West Side community members are hoping to change that with…
Affordable housing developer tapped for East Garfield Park project
The firm Preservation of Affordable Housing plans a $22.3 million environmentally friendly mixed-income housing development in the West Side neighborhood after winning a design competition.
Hatching New Businesses: How Accion & The Hatchery are Supporting Entrepreneurship
EAST GARFIELD PARK — A few years back, Accion Serving Illinois and Indiana, a nonprofit lending organization that provides fiduciary support to underserved populations, had an unexpected…
Cooking Up New Businesses in The Hatchery
While headlines tout a booming economy and low unemployment, many parts of the country still have not fully recovered from the Great Recession. What’s more, recent research shows that…
Researchers launch plan to cut Chicago death gap in half by 2030
The sprawling West Side area of Chicago is just a few miles away from the city’s downtown. But the average life expectancy here is just 69 years of age that’s nine years below the…
The Hatchery’s Packed Valentine’s Market Proves ‘There Is A Lot Of Buying Power On The West Side’
Of the 32 vendors at the market, 80 percent are West Side entrepreneurs. And lots of the small business are being helped by the new sprawling, $34 million food incubator in Garfield Park.
Leaders do post-mortem on Hatchery's outreach efforts
During Jan. 24 City Bureau event, experts dissected what went right, wrong with The Hatchery's engagement process
Chicago Neighborhoods Front and Center at Forum for Mayoral Candidates
Hundreds of Chicagoans from Belmont Cragin to the southeast side packed an auditorium at the University of Illinois at Chicago on Saturday—many of them arriving from their neighborhoods in…
More than 1,000 people pack UIC's mayoral candidate forum focused on improving all Chicago neighborhoods
A standing-room-only crowd of more than 1,000 people packed the University of Illinois at Chicago Forum on Saturday morning to watch a Chicago mayoral forum focused on doing more to improve all of…
New food and beverage incubator opens in Garfield Park
One of the largest food incubation spaces in the country is open for business in the East Garfield Park neighborhood
The Collateral Damage of $1 Vacant Lots
Chicago’s Large Lots Program seems like a good idea. But the reality has been complicated.
Harnessing the Power of Collaboration to Create Opportunity in Chicago
We all know that small business is the growth engine of any economy. This is even more true for distressed communities where jobs are hard to come by, crime rates are high and access to fresh food is…
Chicago Tribune - Residents Get Behind $1 City Lot Program
GPCC Executive Director Mike Tomas talks about the success of the Large Lots Program in East Garfild Park.
East Garfield Park $1 Lot Program Begins July 1 2014
$1 Lot Program begins July 1 in East Garfield Park.
City's vacant adjacent lot purchase program coming to Garfield Park
The City of Chicago talks about the success of its pilot program to sell vacant lots for $1 to adjacent homeowners. The program is expanding to Garfield Park in July.
Chicago Artists Month: October 25-27, 2013
Chicago Artist Month: October 2013
What started as one Garfield Park garden blooms into so much more
What started as one Garfield Park garden blooms into so much more

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