Posted inFurther Down Stream

Further Down Stream February 2009

CHILI MADNESS Once again, local radio station WMSE plans to holds its Rockabilly Chili contest, and competition in Riverwest is hot and heavy. You won’t want to miss the Riverwest Co-op’s Chili Cook-off scheduled for Sun, Feb 22 at 5:30 PM at Club Timbuktu, 520 Center St. To enter your prized vegan or vegetarian recipe, contact Michelle Jones at virgotron@; deadline is Feb 15. Then go to the WMSE competition and vote vote vote on Sun, March 8, 11AM- 4PM at the MSOE Kern Center.

Posted inNeighborhood News

Where Will They Sleep? New Dorms on East Side

by Janice Christensen and Vince Bushell
Image – Prospect Mall Area Design, architects rendering

It won’t be in Riverwest. Althought three of the eight sites that submitted proposals for a dorm were in Riverwest, none were finalists. You may be relieved or disappointed, depending on your perspective. Alderman Nic Kovac is hoping to get open minded feedback on the three remaining locations under consideration.

Posted inNews

Housing Development Delayed

by Belle Bergner A Johnson Controls Inc. (JCI) property on the north end of Riverwest suffered a setback in its future development last month when Chicago-based Tandem Developers LLC pulled out, citing complications with the environmental contamination on the site. While there is no contamination on the surface at this point, JCI must remove the […]

Posted inNeighborhood News

Northeast Side Development Planning

According to the DCD website, “The Plan will provide a blueprint for future development of the area and will identify specific projects that will be undertaken to support that development. The Plan will provide policies based on shared values that will shape the character of development for years to come. The Plan will also outline an implementation strategy and a framework for community partnership.”