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Welcome to the Near South Side



Chicago's Near South is a community reborn. It is home to thriving businesses, five historic districts, covers at least eight TIF Districts; and includes major Cultural and Educational institutions in the City of Chicago. Looking today at the area just south of the Loop, from Lake Michigan west to the Chicago River, you'll find a vibrant place where you can live, work, play, study, and shop.


UPCOMING EVENTS IN THE NEAR SOUTH:

Please join
Near South Planning Board
Wednesday, May 9, 2018
at
Revel Motor Row
2400 S. Michigan Avenue


Registration: 11:30 A.M.
Luncheon & Program: 12:00 P.M. - 1:30 P.M.


Program
Chinatown Community Vision Plan
Includes an update on Wells-Wentworth Connector

Guest Speakers:
CW Chan
Chairman
and
Debbie Liu
Community Development Coordinator
Coalition for a Better Chinese American Community
&
Ernest Wong
President
Site Design Group

Chinatown has moved from its original location at Clark/Van Buren over a hundred years ago. To celebrate its Centennial in 2013, Chinatown leaders worked with CMAP and 25th Ward, Alderman Solis, and the community to envision the next hundred years with the Chinatown Community Vision Plan. Learn more ways the Chinese American community is advocating for improved access and quality of life and the role that they see themselves playing in the Near South.

Ticket Prices


DO YOU WANT TO HELP SHAPE THE FUTURE OF SOUTH GRANT PARK?
Join us for an open discussion and share your ideas for improving South Grant Park and the South Loop community. We need your help!

When: Monday, May 7, 2018 - 6:00 - 8:00 PM
Where: Hilton Chicago, 720 S. Michigan Avenue,
Marquette Room, 3rd Floor
Who: Residents and business owners in the South Loop!




Join us at the highly requested event, Network After Hours!
Where your next business lead awaits!

When: Thursday, May 10, 2018
Time: 5:30 - 7:30 PM
Where: Carpe Librum Bookstore at Roosevelt Collection Shop, 1137 S. Delano Ct. E




THE NEAR SOUTH SIDE - A PLACE TO LIVE, PLAY AND WORK
From young singles to empty-nesters, people are finding homes in new high-rise towers, in rehabilitated coach houses, in lofts converted from old warehouses, or in communities of new townhouses.
Explore our diverse neighborhoods and visit the restaurants, retail shops, museums, galleries and historic sites of spots like Printers Row, Chinatown, the Prairie Avenue Historic District, Motor Row, and Central Station for just a start. Experience amazing events at McCormick Place, the nation's largest convention center; or peruse the White Sox schedule for a home game at U.S. Cellular Field.
All in all, the Near South encompasses many amenities from retail, health care, fitness, churches, hospitals... the essentials that link you to the community. It's also a center for education. Over 24 colleges, universities, and other institutions of higher learning call the Near South home.

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Event Calendar
 
Harold Washington Literary Dinner
PROUD SUPPORTERS OF
THE NEAR SOUTH
PLANNING BOARD