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Who We Are

Our goal is to develop the abandoned Kenwood “L” line embankment, located in the Bronzeville community, to a walking, running, and biking trail (“the Trail”) linear park. The Trail would emulate the Bloomingdale Trail on Chicago’s north side. Luckily, the embankment of the Kenwood Line remains intact and is owned by the Cook County Land Bank. The Trail would start at about 40th & Dearborn St. on the west end and proceed about 2 miles to the east to 41st and Lake Park Ave. In addition, the east end access point has the potential of connecting to the 41st Street Pedestrian Bridge, and thereby providing access to the lakefront biking/walking path. The Bronzeville Trail would encourage a healthy lifestyle for its residents and provide a scenic and safe access to the lakefront path, without traffic interference. We estimate that the Trail will costs approximately $100 million dollars.

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In The News

Keep up with us because we are MOVING!

An Early Boost Gives Community Developers a Huge Leg Up

Bronzeville’s Black Metropolis Set To Become National Heritage Area

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SEP 14, 2022

Dec 28, 2022

How an innovative Trust grant program helps neighborhood visions for growth become reality 

Community leaders hope the designation will solidify Bronzeville's reputation as a Black cultural hub and help preserve its history while helping the neighborhood improve and grow.

A path to success? Here’s the route Bronzeville Trail development has taken so far

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