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What Would You Want Built Around Major Taylor Trail? Saturday Meeting Will Cover Development Plans

The city planning department has put together a plan to make "neighborhood-oriented investments" around the 8-mile walking and biking trail.

The city planning department hopes to develop around the trail.
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WEST PULLMAN — Neighbors of the Major Taylor Trail are invited to a community meeting this weekend to discuss what could be developed near it.

The meeting, hosted by the Chicago Department of Planning and Development, is 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturday at West Pullman Library, 830 W. 119th St. Registration is requested in advance online.

The Major Taylor Trail is a paved 8.1-mile bike and walking path that runs from the Dan Ryan Woods through Morgan Park, West Pullman and Roseland to the Calumet River. It’s named after Marshall Walter “Major” Taylor, a famed Black cyclist who spent his final years in Chicago.

Officials will solicit feedback on the Major Taylor Trail Framework Plan, an initiative by the planning department for “neighborhood-oriented investments” adjacent to the trail between 104th and 125th streets, according to the news release.

“The Framework Plan will develop a comprehensive, community vision for growth along the trail,” a spokesperson for the event said in a news release.

The city has partnered with architecture firms Teska Associates and Brook Architecture, as well as the Far South Community Development Corporation, for potential development near the trail.

More information about the plan can be found here.

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