The Greenmap Project
New East Side/Streeterville
Joshua Benton, Murray Hankey, Michael Herrero, Jayne Kang, Kevin Mullin, Mary Regal, Robert Anderegg, Matthew Ballou, Brian Ware, Deirdre Carrigan, Marsian Deieills, William Kirk |||, Kurt Lashbrook, Edward Pringle, Domenica Taglione, Jessica Treinish, Michael Kraus
Economic development is occuring in Wicker Park/Bucktown. Many abandoned factories have been converted into affuent luxury lofts. There are also many restaurants and clothing stores as well as a plethora of furniture shops. Many empty store fronts have been turned into galleries and antique shops.
Wicker Park, a neighborhood distinguished by its cultural diversity, economic history, public social centers and residential areas is a downtown area that best exemplifies Chicago city-dwelling. Because this area is primarily a residential landscape, social service centers such as rehab centers, family health care, day care centers, consultant agencies, and retirement homes are prominent in this area. One can also find a collection of antique/reuse stores, churches, public/private schools and affordable housing.
The primary residential community has traditional neighborhoods with sidewalks, which provide ample space for pedestrians and pets on a leash. Several community schools provide small gardens and playgrounds. Wicker Park is the largest community park in the neighborhood providing a baseball field, soccer field, lighted basketball courts, and a dog park.