Saturday, February 29, 2020

Go Green on 63rd/Racine...

This story aired on ABC 7 on Thursday. A new project near 63rd/Racine and perhaps could include that long closed Green Line stop at Racine.
Chicago's Englewood neighborhood is going green as the community breaks ground on a new project to revitalize the area around 63rd and Racine Avenue.

Thursday, the residents group R.A.G.E along with its community partners announced the "Go Green on Racine" initiative, a quality of life plan to develop a thriving green corridor in the heart of the South Side neighborhood.

The project is funded in part by some of the city's $750 million neighborhood opportunity fund.

Anchoring the project will be the Fresh Market, a cooperative for locally sourced fresh produce and grocery items.

It's the result of The Inner City Muslim Action Network's corner store campaign.

"We believe that once you start investing other nodes along this corridor east and north south and east west, you'll begin to see the change," said Rami Nashashibi with I.M.A.N.
I hope this group wins the $10 million Chicago Prize grant for which they are finalists with five other groups.

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