Mayor Emanuel Announces Plan to Determine Future of Fisk Site in Pilsen

Friday March 09 2012

Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced yesterday his plan for the redevelopment of the Fisk site.

“Closing these plants is a first step, but the key is to make sure these facilities are used to spur economic development and job creation for these neighborhoods,” said Mayor Emanuel.

According to the press release the plan includes,

• The creation of an advisory group in charge of assessing the site, soliciting community input, and economic development and job creations.
• The group will be comprised of three community members, the alderman, one labor rep, two economic development reps from City Hall, and one member from Midwest Generation.
• A local non-profit, Delta Institute, will be responsible for the final report.
• Joyce Foundation and Sierra Club have each committed $50,000 to fund the process.

In a recent press conference Rosalie Mancera spoke about the next steps for Pilsen Alliance and their clean air campaign,

“Our next task is to make sure that the sites are cleaned and developed with community residents in mind.”