Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Marathon Pundit: The abandoned homes of Chicago's violent West Pullman neighborhood (or Roseland part two)

More urban exploration with John Ruberry - the Marathon Pundit. I don't agree that Chicago is a dying city, my belief is that we're a long way from becoming Detroit. The question we have to ask now is what to do about those many neighborhoods in our city that has foreclosed homes, vacant lots or even boarded up abandoned buildings and homes. That seems to be a frequent feature we've seen at the Marathon Pundit blog of late. Is there a way Chicago can turn around the decline in our neighborhoods?

For additional reading he did another post about the South Works project near the South Shore/South Chicago neighborhoods. There have been some ambitious plans for that area over the years and then as of this year nothing. Developers have pulled out of any project and now the future of this site is up in the air. Which is a shame too because the Lake Shore Drive extension is certainly looking for more activity.

BTW, I must note the above photograph. This is the corner of 115th & Michigan which when the Red Line extension is built I hope will become a hub of activity. For now unfortunately the site remains vacant until the Chicago Transit Authority is ready to construct this extension. And until the right developer is ready to further develop this land whether or not this extension is built.

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