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.
The U.S. EPA is asking some Pilsen residents for permission to sample their property for lead contamination as part of a soil remediation project in the area. Continue reading EPA Open House: Get your property sampled for lead levels