The NLCCC Arts and Culture Subcommittee hosted a meeting in which Alderman Michael Scott, Jr. shared his vision for a proposed music venue in Douglas Park on September 7, 2016. We surveyed the meeting participants, and are now surveying our members and other community stakeholders, including residents, business owners, heads of organizations, students and parishioners. We would like to get a sense for what the community thinks and then take a position on the project. We will also share results with Alderman Scott and the community at large. We have included a description of the project as well as links to articles on the project so that you may give an informed opinion. Thank you for your input. If you have any questions, feel free to contact one of the following members of the NLCCC Executive Subcommittee.
Valerie F. Leonard
The North Lawndale Community Coordinating Council is very fortunate to have had significant media coverage of our meetings and events in recent months. We thank the Austin Weekly News, Chicago Reader, Chicago Streets Blog, Crain’s Chicago Business, the Chicago Citizen, WBEZ and the Chicago Sun-Times for the coverage. Outlined below are articles that have been generated as a result of our events.
Arts and Culture and Parks Recreation and Open Space
Alderman To Pitch Music Venue In Douglas Park
What The ‘West Side Ravinia’ Douglas Park Music Venue Could Look Like
West Side residents wary of ‘Ravinia-style’ venue in Douglas Park
Arts and Culture
North Lawndale Art Festival showcases local talent
North Lawndale residents say restoring Ogden bus service would improve job access
North Lawndale Residents: Restoring Ogden Bus Would Improve Job Access
Transit Advocate: TOD Could Revitalize Area Around the 95th Red Line Stop
North Lawndale focuses on transportation upgrades (from the Active Transit Alliance Updates)
Revitalization Plans for North Lawndale Are Underway
Dear developer: An open letter from 3 North Lawndale residents