Using Transit For Community Development

A church-based community development organization is leveraging new rail transit to transform one of Chicago's roughest neighborhoods.
March 25, 2002, 11am PST | Chris Steins | @urbaninsight
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Bethel New Life's Parkside Estates and a new Transit Center on Chicago's west side are proving that the same promising demographic and economic trends that are strengthening the Loop are also helping to revive low-income and minority neighborhoods. The catalyst for Bethel New Life's development plan, one of the most ambitious transit-oriented developments of any low-income urban neighborhood in the nation, was the Chicago Transit Authority, which wanted to close a vital rail line.

Thanks to Keith Schneider

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Published on Friday, March 15, 2002 in Michigan Land Use Institute
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