In conjunction with the West Ridge Chamber, we gathered over 1,500 signatures on a petition to get a Trader Joe’s in our community. We gained support from Ald. Silverstein, State Rep. Denyse Stoneback, State Senator Ram Villivalam and Congressperson Jan Schakowsky. We submitted an application to Trader Joe’s and due to the level of community and political support West Ridge will be included in next year’s real estate strategy planning. Know that we intend to follow up on this.
WRCO supports The Wild Onion Market Grocery Store
, a community-owned food co-op that is looking for a site in West Ridge. Households and businesses have joined together to create a place for sustainable and local foods. The co-op needs your voice, your input, and your support. You can find more information here http://www.wildonionmarket.com
and consider becoming an owner as this will be your store.
We are on the steering committee for the Western Avenue Corridor Study, participated in a focus group and have promoted the online community meetings. The study will result in a long-term vision with a road map for future projects. Areas covered include bike and pedestrian safety, land use and development, transportation, and sustainability.