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  • Spring Meetings!

    We’ve got a full schedule of opportunities for McKinley Park neighbors to connect, learn and make our great community even better. A highlight of this spring will be the Neighborhood Plan Visioning Workshop in May, co-hosted by Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning, our partners in developing a plan for the McKinley Park neighborhood! The meeting is happening at the National Latino Education Institute, 2011 W Pershing Rd Spring Schedule: March 20 Razzmatazz, 3900 S Ashland April 17 McKinley Park Field House, 2210 W Pershing Rd May 15 Neighborhood Plan Visioning Workshop!

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  • MDPC Endorses the Carbon Fee And Dividend Resolution

    The MPDC signed a letter urging Alderman Cardenas and the Chicago City Council to pass R2017-915, a Resolution Calling for Support of National Carbon Fee & Dividend Legislation, which urges that the United State Congress to pass Carbon Fee & Dividend Legislation as a key element in reducing the risks of climate change. A PDF copy of the letter is here

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  • February Meeting! February 20, 2019

    Join us at Razzmatazz Family Fun Center, for our February monthly meeting. We are still working out the agenda and will summarize that here as soon as we figure it out. Wednesday, February 20, 2019 7pm - 8:30pm. Razzmatazz Family Fun Center 3900 S. Ashland Ave., Chicago, IL 60609 (773) 376-2900 Special thanks to our host, Razzmatazz Family Fun Center! We hope you can join us!

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  • MPDC Holiday Party at One City Tap

    Once a year we take a pause from the relentless organizing, educating and networking to reflect and celebrate. (Ok, some networking might happen.) Join as at One City Tap 3115 S. Archer Chicago, IL 60608 Wednesday, December 19, 2018 8:00 PM Food! Pizza or something like that from neighborhood restaurant(s). Cash Bar

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  • C40 Survey re: 1717-1819 W. Pershing Road

    The City of Chicago’s Department of Planning and Development (DPD) is hoping you will take some time to complete this survey regarding your priorities for the future redevelopment of 1717-1819 W. Pershing Road, the site in McKinley Park for the C40 Reinventing Cities competition. The survey is located at this link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/QMDL39K. Survey responses will be accepted until 5pm on November 30, 2018, and will be gathered by DPD into a report for the two shortlisted teams who are currently working on their Request for Proposal submissions.

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  • November Meeting! November 28, 2018

    Normally, the meetings happen on the third Wednesday of the month, but due to the holiday we are RESCHEDULING it to the following Wednesday, November 28th. Our guest speaker for the evening will be a member of the Citizen’s Climate Lobby. They will speak about new and existing legislation to address climate change and how it would effect residents in and around McKinley Park. We will also have updates on the CMAP neighborhood plan and MPDC’s not-for-profit status.

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  • October Meeting! October 17, 2018

    Join us for our monthly public meeting at the McKinley Park Fieldhouse, for a presentation on a proposed development at 3211 S Archer Avenue, an update on the Neighborhood Plan and MPDC sub-committee workshops! Wednesday, October 17, 2018 7pm - 8:30pm. McKinley Park Fieldhouse - Brown Room 2210 W Pershing Road, Chicago, IL Special thanks to our host, The Chicago Park District We hope you can join us!

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  • Development Proposal for 3211 South Archer

    Here are some images and questionaire responses for a proposed development at 3211 South Archer Avenue. Jimmy Hsu of Kale Realty will present this proposal to the community at the MPDC monthly meeting on October 17, 2018 at the McKinley Park Fieldhouse at 7:30 PM. If you have questions or concerns about the proposal, let us know via email and we’ll forward your concerns to the 12th Ward Office. 3211 S Archer Site Plan

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  • Focus Group Connects McKinley Park Businesses to Neighborhood Plan

    All local businesses should attend the McKinley Park Neighborhood Plan Business Focus Group at 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday, September 19, at the 36Squared Business Incubator, 3636 S. Iron St., Chicago. This essential breakfast meeting engages local enterprises in a first-of-its-kind networking event and forum for the McKinley Park Development Council’s neighborhood plan project, conducted in conjunction with the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP). RSVP promptly by contacting Ricardo Lopez at

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  • Neighborhood Planning Survey

    Share your priorities for your community by taking an online survey to weigh in on the future of McKinley Park.

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  • Bubbly Creek: Past, Present, and Future!

    Inspired by the great work of Our Great Rivers, in conjunction with the Chicago Maritime Museum we are happy to present a panel discussion on the Past, Present, and Future of McKinley Park’s eastern border, Bubbly Creek. Join us on August 22, doors open at 6:30pm with a panel discussion beginning at 7pm. Get there early to meet some neighbors and enjoy some light food and drink. Admission is free (but donations to the museum will be welcome).

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  • Development Proposal 3453 S Western

    Here are some documents for a proposed townhouse development on the northeast corner of 35th and Western. The contact for this proposal is Tony Ng, he represents Montgomery Construction. If you have questions or concerns about the proposal, let us know via email and we’ll forward your concerns to the 12th Ward Office. 3453-59_S_Western_Ave_design.pdf 3453_S_Western-Phase_II_report_7.10.18.pdf Site Plan Referencing Contaminating area.pdf

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  • MPDC on WDCB

    MPDC’s Dayna Calderón takes WDCB’s Brian O’Keefe through our neighborhood and gives him some background on a relatively unknown pocket of the city. Listen to the segment on WDCB’s First Light.

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  • Join us on July 18 for the McKinley Park Neighborhood Plan public kick-off meeting

    On Wednesday, July 18, 2018, the McKinley Park Development Council (MPDC) will host a public kick-off meeting for the McKinley Park neighborhood plan at the National Latino Education Institute between 6:00 and 8:00 p.m. At this public kick-off meeting, we want to hear what you think the McKinley Park neighborhood plan should address. All residents, business owners, community leaders, and other stakeholders from the community are invited to participate. Join us as we begin the process to create McKinley Park’s neighborhood plan.

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  • Great Rivers Survey

    The Metropolitan Planning Council, Active Transportation Alliance, the South Branch Park Advisory Council, and Friends of the Chicago River want to learn how residents of Bridgeport, Pilsen, McKinley Park and Brighton Park want to see along the riverfront and how a riverfront trail could align with neighborhood priorities. Take the survey

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  • Board Elections and Nominations!

    UPDATE: July, 2018 - All the nominees were elected at the June 20, 2018 meeting. Congratulations to the new board members and thanks everyone for voting! Greetings McKinley Park Development Council Members, I just wanted to follow up and remind you all about the upcoming board elections and that nominations are due by our next meeting, June 20th. Our board can consist of 8 to 12 members, so we are looking to add between 2 and 6 people to join the board.

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  • New Home Buyer and Landlord Seminar

    Join Mark S. Javier from the McKinley Park Development Council for a New Home Buyer & Landlord Seminar, 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 24, 2018, at Bethany Baptist Church, 3532 S. Hoyne Ave., Chicago. This information session and mediated discussion will focus on the issues pertinent to purchasing a home and operating as a successful and responsible landlord. Attend to connect with experts in the local real estate market and learn best practices for home ownership and managing tenants.

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  • Hey Kids - Lets Paint a Mural in the Park!

    Calling all McKinley Park parents and children! Help the McKinley Park Development Council and the McKinley Park Advisory Council transform the abandoned playground bathroom building from graffiti magnet into a mural designed and painted by our children! Submit drawings on the sheet below by May 15 to mckinleyparkdevelopmentcouncil@gmail.com - or turn in at the Park Fieldhouse or Library. McKinley Park resident and artist Victoria Rodriguez will select and convert our children’s drawings into a mural that highlights the things we love about our neighborhood.

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