CHATHAM "DINING ON THE 5"
For a weekend in the summer of 2017, the Chatham neighborhood on the South Side of Chicago was transformed with a street festival, volunteer-built parklets, and sidewalk cafe seating. The event brought neighbors together for good food, drink, and music. The community found common pride and business received a bolster, with an increase in sales ranging from 30 to 50 percent.
This project was completed by Cindy Schneider with Farr Associates, and was done with the support of the following organizations:
The 6th Ward and Alderman Roderick T. Sawyer
The Driehaus Foundation
Congress for the New Urbanism
Department of Planning and Development
Department of Transportation
Greater Chatham Initiative
Cottage Grove Planter Society
Parklets on 75th Street
Chatham, Chicago, IL