Tuesday, September 25, 2012

What West Chesterfield seeks with the redevelopment of the 95th Street terminal

Recently, West Chesterfield Community Association President Michael LaFargue sent an e-mail to his neighbors about what the neighborhood wants with the reconstruction of the CTAs 95th Street terminal. Another piece of news noted is that property along the 9400 block of State Street could be purchased by CTA for this project. The lot to be developed is from 94th to the Alley just before the Mobil gas station on the corner of 95th and State.

The e-mail included two documents one is two pages with an overview of the West Chesterfield Association and the other is a questionnaire that has a diagram of the lot on the 9400 block of State St. Below is West Chesterfield's requests for this project. The links are to the documents from West Chesterfield.

West Chesterfield’s Requests:
As current president of the West Chesterfield Community Association we:
  • strongly urge that MBE construction companies (prime and general) be utilized on this project as well as area unemployed and under employed.
  • ask that equitable consideration be given to the the Black Contractor's United, Suburban Contractors Association, and the Suburban Minority Contractors with their membership.
  • request that the CTA commit to addressing the safety, security, and aesthetic concerns of the community within a one or two block radius of the terminal. (The goal is to reduce robberies, illegal peddling, drug sales, public urination/defecation and littering. CTA security patrols, public restrooms, security cameras, waste containers should be considered for the eastern and western areas around the station.)
  • request a commitment from the CTA to solicit community participation in the effort of identifying contractors.
In conclusion, the community requests that CTA give serious consideration to the community regarding the 95th Street Terminal and surrounding area Improvements...

Today we ask to schedule, a mutually convenient time for Chairperson Peterson, and President Claypool to meet with West Chesterfield and its partners to address our interests and concerns in order to move forward.

We have a positive relationship with George Coleman Jr., of CTA’s Government Affairs & Community Relations and can coordinate through him or as suggested.

Thank you for your leadership, requests of community input and consideration of today’s requests.
Michael LaFargue

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