Redevelopment brings opposition, charges in Pilsen

March 14, 2017

After several attempts to meet with the owners and developers of a controversial retail building at 917 W. 18th St., members of the Pilsen Alliance are moving ahead without them. The group also expressed concern over campaign contributions that Alderman Danny Solis (25th) allegedly has received from developers. Owners of the existing building hope to […]

Pilsen Alliance effectively blocks luxury apartments, now affordable housing a possibility

January 17, 2017

The Pilsen Alliance community group encouraged and praised TRP for wanting to develop the area, as such a development would have tremendous impact given the shortage of affordable housing options. Pilsen Alliance also sees it as an important step that TRP is collecting resident feedback to develop the site based on community needs. The area […]

Pilsen Peace March Protests Violence, Gentrification in Neighborhood

November 22, 2016

via DNA info PILSEN — In an effort to combat recent violence and gentrification in the neighborhood, a group of Pilsen residents marched Wednesday evening on 18th Street. Chanting “stop the violence, stop the killing,” about 100 Pilsen residents joined Pilsen Alliance’s March for Peace & Justice from Dvorak Park to Harrison Park. This summer has been a violent one in the […]

Pilsen Alliance helping families affected by the fires

Thank you to everyone who participated in our event of November 3, in support of the families victims of the fires from September 16, here we are giving them the donations we received from all of you. The Beltran Family, Escuadra famiky, and Hernandez family are thankful for the help they received. We are community […]

Paseo Trail Could Gentrify Pilsen The Way 606 Did, Residents Fear

via DNA info PILSEN — Fearing that the proposed Paseo trail will accelerate gentrification in the neighborhood, Pilsen residents are asking the city to consider what the path might mean for the area. Neighbors gathered Thursday night at La Catrina Cafe, 1011 W. 18th St., to discuss the Paseo, a planned 4-mile trail on old BNSF train tracks between Pilsen […]