This is the first committee to be formed, due to its urgency. The primary focus of this committee is to ensure long-term residents are not negatively impacted or displaced by the trail. Over the course of 2019, individual stakeholder meetings were held with The Resurrection Project, Pilsen Alliance, 25th Ward Alderman’s Office, Chicago Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights, and Metropolitan Planning Council. The purpose of these meetings was to gauge interest in the initiative and combine efforts and resources. This committee will be co-chaired by Pilsen Alliance and El Paseo Community Garden and will focus on exploring solutions for issues including:
- Drafting a New Housing Ordinance
- Tax Freezes for Residents Along Corridor
- Zoning Changes
- Rent Control
- Demolition Fees
- Landmark Status
- Affordable Units
- Housing Co-Ops
- Parking: Valet Restrictions
A public meeting will be held in Spring of 2020 to share the committee’s progress and gather input.
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