A number of exciting positive developments to report on this lovely Memorial Day.
The delegation from South Shore won first place at the Neighborhoods USA conference this past week! Congratulations to Mary Steenson for drawing national attention to positive work happening in South Shore.
Of course, those of us who live here know something special has been happening at 75th & Coles for a while. Just a couple of weeks ago on May 12, nearly 30 people gathered at the communal picnic table for a conversation about the community. Focuses included addressing problem businesses, as well as organizing to make sure the Lakeside development doesn’t negatively impact South Shore. The conversation was part of the Chicago Community Trust‘s #onthetable2014 initiative. A great time (and great food) were had by all – stay tuned for announcements of future pot lucks at the garden this summer!
Finally, on Sunday, May 25, the second Historic 71st Street Walking Tour took place. 26 people from around the city took part and learned about South Shore’s historic architecture and the importance of preserving what makes the neighborhood beautiful and unique. If you haven’t already signed the petition to create a Landmark District on 71st, do so now – we will be presenting it to elected leaders this week!