New Environmental Justice Formula Highlights Southwest Side’s Heavy Pollution Burdens

Published September 29, 2022

Environmental justice scientists from the University of Illinois - Chicago's School of Public Health have continued their analysis of local pollution emitters with an updated dashboard and a groundbreaking formula for measuring environmental burdens.

  • Scientists from the University of Illinois - Chicago's School of Public Health return with new analysis of Chicago pollution and industrial emitters.
  • Updated industrial sites dashboard now includes Chicago's asphalt plants, rail yards and intermodal shipping facilities.
  • UIC team proposes groundbreaking formula to measure cumulative environmental justice burdens.

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Cold Storage Pitched to Replace Historic Central Manufacturing District Building

Published September 28, 2022

The dilapidated and empty Continental Can Company building at South Ashland Avenue and West Pershing Road would be torn down and replaced with a 50-foot-tall warehouse in a plan pitched by Karis Cold Storage.

  • Continental Can Company building at South Ashland Avenue and West Pershing Road would be demolished for new warehouse.
  • Karis Cold Storage pitches development plan at McKinley Park Development Council meeting.
  • Preservation Chicago director says historic facade, tower should be retained at very least.

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McKinley Park Flatiron Building Gets OK for Full Rehabilitation

Published September 24, 2022

The flatiron building at West 35th Street and South Archer Avenue is approved for a full overhaul, with developers planning for new storefront commercial spaces and 10 residences coming online in 2023.

  • Long-underused flatiron building at West 35th Street and South Archer Avenue is poised for a full overhaul.
  • Development team plans three commercial storefronts with 10 modern residences above.
  • Construction planned to start in October 2022 and be completed before June 2023.

Read more: McKinley Park Flatiron Building Gets OK for Full Rehabilitation

City Pitches Historic Warehouse Redevelopment Again

Published September 16, 2022

Central Manufacturing District properties along Pershing Road are the target of desired development, spurred by a new Request for Proposal (RFP) and property building tours from the City of Chicago.

  • Department of Planning and Development showcases Central Manufacturing District properties in tour for developers and architects.
  • Request for Proposal (RFP) lays out the latest redevelopment opportunity outlined for long-underused, city-owned properties.
  • New, smaller package of properties hoped to inspire developers after past development attempts fail.

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“Astro Joe” Brings Joy of Astronomy to McKinley Park

Published September 14, 2022

The Chicago Astronomy Crew showed dozens of local residents and fans of the night sky the workings of telescopes and methods for urban astronomy in a sky gazing session headed by science educator Joe Guzman.

  • Chicago Astronomy Crew bring education, sky gazing session to McKinley Park.
  • Science educator Joe Guzman leads talk on urban astronomy, attracting dozens of residents and fans of the night sky.
  • Chicago Council on Science and Technology and the Chicago Park District man field house crafts to teach astronomy to kids.

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