Monday, July 11, 2011

Lee Bey: Old Kennedy-King College site a concert venue???

Basically the WBEZ urbanist guru wants the site at 69th & Wentworth to be used in the same way that the old US Steele site near 87th & Mackinaw was over the weekend with the Dave Matthews Band Caravan:
Not to mention the city is rife with big empty parcels close to public transit--the three-acre former Kennedy King College site at 69th and Wentworth is one of many that yawn at me daily as I ride in on the Metra Rock Island line. Turning them into big ticket festival grounds for even just a few days is one way to bring life and adjust the narrative of these places for the better.
Sounds like a plan to me while we try to figure out what to do with this site as it sits vacant.

Bey is also a photographer who took pictures of the area and of the concert goers. I wish I he some picks of the hustle and bustle before and immediately after the concert. That would be an interesting sight!

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