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What’s Next For Shuttered Crawford Power Plant Site? Plans To Be Unveiled At Little Village Meetings

Hilco plans to demolish the coal power plant and replace it with a one million square feet of warehouses.

A rendering shows what the distribution center will look like.
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LITTLE VILLAGE —  A Northbrook-based developer will reveal redevelopment plans for a shuttered Little Village power plant at two community meetings this week.

During the meetings, Hilco Development Partners will present preliminary plans for the former Crawford Power Plant site the company purchased earlier this year. Hilco plans to demolish the coal power plant and replace it with a one million square feet of warehouses, the Tribune reported in February.

The meetings will be held:  

  • from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 14 at Second Federal Community Room, 3960 W. 26th St.
  • from 10 a.m.-noon Thursday, Aug. 16 at Josefa Ortiz de Dominguez Elementary School, 3000 S. Lawndale Ave.

The redevelopment meetings comes just after  a trio of community meetings last week where city officials announced plans to modernize the industrial corridor.

The modernization process of the Little Village Industrial Corridor began in March. The Department of Planning and Development will present their final plan for the industrial corridor in October.

Hilco is among 12 organizations involved in the city’s planning process.

In 2012, the Crawford Power Plant and Fisk Power Plant were shut down after community-led efforts raised concerns about the impact of the coal pollution was having on the health of Little Village and Pilsen residents.