IMPORTANT – Community Meeting on Englewood Land Grab by Norfolk Southern!

Posted: February 13, 2013 in Uncategorized

If you haven’t already heard, Norfolk Southern is doing a land grab in Englewood to build a 84 acre freight yard, which will have an environmental impact on the residents nearby….


Sustainable Englewood Initiatives will host an important community meeting on

February 19, 2013

Englewood United Methodist Church
6400 S. Stewart Ave
Registration starts at 9:30 AM

Hear from community, public health and environmental groups on the impacts of the Englewood Rail Yard expansion project.
For questions, call Seth Johnson at 312-795-3725

R.A.G.E Press Release – Englewood Community Says No to Norfolk Southern Land Grab! 

Link here for a video regarding this project

  1. The community must assemble and agree on a host of environmental and quality of life solutions to head off harms from railroad expansion. All Englewood organizations and residents must care and help Sustainable Englewood Initiatives decide how best to proceed.
    See you all on Tuesday, February 19th, 9:30 a..m. John Paul Jones, President of the Sustainable Englewood Initiatives.

  2. The February 19th Environmental session was key and provided the first real moment for the public to assemble on this new railroad expansion proposal. More supporters are needed to sign onto our letter to the Mayor regarding the railroad expansion and our call for a Fair Play. Join neighbors and organizations as we travel downtown to the city’s Housing and Real Estate committee meeting, Thursday, February 28th,10 a.m. city hall. Bus leaves at 8:40 a.m. from 6400 So. Stewart Street (Englewood UM Church) with departure from city hall at 11:30 a.m..

    The housing committee will review the City’s 1st quarter report on housing. A rally and press conference will be held, followed by testimony to city alderman on our housing conditions and our collective call for legislative oversight of Norfolk Southern Railroad company activities in Englewood. For more information, email John Paul Jones or John Ellis at See you on February 28th. Also, keep your calendar open for March 6th and 7th for continual action on the railroad issue.

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