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West Siders Were Promised A Say In Silver Shovel Redevelopment. But Decisions Were Made ‘Behind Closed Doors,’ Residents Say

People on the West Side are relieved the former dump will be turned into a community asset. But the planning process has been marred by a lack of transparency and decisions that flouted recommendations of the community.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

Silver Shovel Site’s Future: City Picks $38 Million Related Midwest Project To Revamp Notorious West Side Dumping Ground

In the '90s, the massive lot was home to one of the most nation's most notorious environmental justice disasters. Now, over 30 years later, it'll become a manufacturing complex and an innovation center.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

A West Side Railroad Could Become An Elevated Trail Like The 606. Here’s How To Weigh In

The proposed greenway would be just north of Roosevelt Road between Kostner and California avenues, linking on one side to the Silver Shovel site that will soon be redeveloped.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

Cubs Baseball Academy Doesn’t Make The Cut To Redevelop Silver Shovel Dumps. Here Are The Finalists

Four plans to overhaul the Silver Shovel dumps are moving to the next phase of city and community review.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

Here’s How West Side Residents Can Help Decide What The Old Silver Shovel Dumps Will Become

Six development groups pitched plans for the site Tuesday and Wednesday. The city will now evaluate the proposals, taking into account resident feedback.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

Silver Shovel Redevelopment Must Consider Environment, Gentrification, Local Hiring, West Side Residents Say

Six development groups are competing to build on vacant land that was once home to a notorious illegal dumping ground. Three presented to neighbors Tuesday night.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

Could Silver Shovel Site Become Cubs Youth Baseball Center Or Cold Storage? West Siders Can Weigh In On Plans To Revamp Former Dumping Ground

The prominent patch of vacant land was once home to an illegal dumping ground that caused health problems in the community for decades. Now, residents can choose what they want the site to become.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale