Vacant Lots to Garden Plots

A new program just announced by the City of Chicago aims to help improve the East Garfield Park community by making adjacent lots available for just $1.  

Please join us on Thursday, May 8 at 6:00 at Marshall High School, 3250 W. Adams to learn more.  The meeting, as part of the Kedzie Corridor Plan, will seek input on strategies from urban greening to stabilizing housing to supporting new affordable housing in the community.


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Kedzie Avenue Corridor Public Meeting


 

“Chicago green lights $1 lot purchase program”

Chicago Tribune | Article by Mary Ellen Podmolik | May 6, 2014

The city of Chicago is moving forward with its $1 lot purchase program, declaring the pilot effort a success even before lot sales have been finalized.

Earlier this year, the city began accepting applications from homeowners, block clubs and non-profit groups that wanted to purchase city-owned, vacant residential lots for $1 each in the Englewood-Woodlawn neighborhood. More than 400 applications were received for about 550 of the 3,500 lots included in the pilot effort, according to Andrew Mooney, commissioner of the city’s department of planning and development. The city continues to vet those applications and the city council is expected to consider the sale of those lots en masse this summer.

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