Pilsen Soil Project Update


See map, which shows

June 2016 Update

Areas 1 through 10 representing segments along the spur and alley.OU 1 consists of an east-west alley between West 21st Street and West Cermak Road and between South Loomis and South Throop Streets. It also includes a railway spur that begins on South Laflin Street behind the Benito Juarez Community Academy athletic field and ending on West Cermak Road just east of South Loomis Street. Starting in November, EPA oversaw the removal of tracks and ties along the railway spur and the excavation and disposal of lead-contaminated soil from the railroad spur and alley. (See map, which shows Areas 1 through 10 representing segments along the spur and alley.)  Area 1 west of the Benito Juarez parking lot driveway has a final compacted gravel cap. Workers have also completed capping with a final asphalt cover on Areas 5, 7, 8 and 9. The eastern part of Area 1 (east of the Benito Juarez parking lot driveway) and Area 2 will have an asphalt cover installed the week of June 20 along with Areas 4, 6 and 10. Area 3 is the area where the railroad spur crossed over South Loomis Street and it is already covered with the street’s asphalt.

Jaunary 2016

Environmental Protection Agency is asking owners of over 100 properties in a portion of the Pilsen neighborhood for permission to take samples in their yards and gardens for lead-contaminated soil.

The specific residential area — referred to as Operable Unit 2 — is bounded by 18th Place to the north, an alley halfway between Allport Street and Racine Avenue to the east, 21st Street to the south, and Loomis Street to the west. There are about 178 residential properties in this 25-acre OU2 site. About 121 of the properties have non-permanent covers in their yards such as bare soil, grass or gravel and are the focus of EPA’s outreach.

If you own a residential property within these boundaries, EPA urges you to complete an access agreement allowing us to sample your property for lead to find out if a cleanup is needed. Turning in your signed access agreement during January and February will help the Agency begin work when the first signs of spring arrive.

https://www.epa.govp June 2016/il/pilsen-area-soil-site


City of Chicago Dept of Planning Open House/June 23 2016 Thursday at Dvorak Park/5:30pm

The City of Chicago’s Department of Planning and Development (DPD) is leading an effort to draft a land use plan that will build upon each community’s valuable assets, as well as past and current planning efforts, in order to complement and continue this work. Like DPD’s previous Land Use Strategy, the Pilsen – Little Village Land Use Plan will explore issues and opportunities for the key land uses found in both communities, including parks and open spaces, and housing, commercial, and industrial uses. It will establish goals, identify and prioritize opportunity areas, and outline strategies to achieve these goals.


EPA Community Open House Meeting/Sangamon Corridor Project/June 15th Wednesday 7pm @ Casa Maravilla 2021 S Morgan

EPA Open House Community Meeting 
Sangamon Street Right of Way Hosted by U. S. Environmental Protection Agency. Investigation information and  clean up for Sangamon Street Right of Way and to answer your questions one-on-one.

When: Wednesday, June 15
Where: Casa Maravilla 2021 S. Morgan St.
Time: 5pm to 7 pm

More information about the site: www.epa.gov/il/sangamon-right-way

YouTube Drinking Water in Chicago/Presentation by Flint EPA whistleblower Miguel Del Toral/Lozano Library

Drinking Water in Chicago Presentation by EPA water expert Miguel Del Toral at the Lozano Library on YouTube, click on “Drinking Water in Chicago” below: Continue reading YouTube Drinking Water in Chicago/Presentation by Flint EPA whistleblower Miguel Del Toral/Lozano Library

Next P.E.R.R.O. Meeting/April 27th 2016/Wednesday/Effibinas Cafe-1640 S. Blue Island/6pm

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                                                    Next Meeting
Please Join us Wednesday April 27th. All are welcome to attend !

Looking for new members to join us. Meeting

When : April 27th 2016 Wednesday
Where : Effibinas Cafe 1640 S. Blue Island
Time:  6pm 

Questions ?  rose@pilsenperro.org