Chicago Sun-Times: Rail yard project temporarily derailed
Friday, August 16, 2013
Yesterday the Chicago Plan Commission delayed its vote to amend two TIF districts near Englewood that would have allowed a proposed rail yard expansion to move forward. This deferral will allow more time for ELPC, Sustainable Englewood Initiatives, Northwestern Legal Clinic and our other community partners to continue negotiating for a fair deal on air pollution, open space and quality of life in the Englewood community.
ELPC is not opposed to the rail yard expansion – in fact, we want it to move forward so the community can receive the economic development and job creation benefits – but we also want to make sure that the expansion is done in a way that does not exacerbate the troubling rates of asthma and respiratory illness that already exist in the neighborhood.