THE BIG IDEA

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THE BIG IDEA
THE BIG IDEA
RaymondRaymo
St. nd St.
Marion Co.
Garfield
Park
65
Ave. Ave.
Southern
Southern
Mad
The arts collaborative Big Car is spearheading an
effort to use art as a catalyst for revitalizing the
Garfield Park neighborhood. The $1.5 million plan
calls for the following:
Shelby St.
Madison Ave.
1/2 mile
ison
.
Ave
Troy Ave.
DETAIL
AREA
Troy Ave.
Garfield Park
Southern Ave.
Willow Dr.
Shelby St.
Manker St.
4
2
Cruft St.
3
65 65
S N
Bean Creek
1
Nelson Ave.
Nelson Ave.
100 yards
1 Buy a vacant
building formerly
used to make
airplane parts and
turning it into a
home for exhibits,
community
gatherings and Big
Car’s permanent
headquarters.
2 Work with Riley Area 3 Open a vinyl
SOURCE: Big Car Collaborative
Development Corp.
to buy 5 to ten
abandoned homes
around Cruft Street
to convert into
affordable residences
for artists.
record store and
FM radio station
on Shelby Street,
aiming to boost
the struggling
commercial
corridor.
4 In a pending
project, work with
the city to turn
Shelby Street from
a four-lane high
speed artery into a
two-lane, walkable
street that invites
visitors.
STEPHEN J. BEARD / THE STAR

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