The KaBoom! Build in Reid Park The KaBoom! Build in Reid Park
The KaBoom! Build in Reid Park
Volunteers construct the KaBoom! playground in Reid Park Volunteers construct the KaBoom! playground in Reid Park
Volunteers construct the KaBoom! playground in Reid Park
Enderly Park residents speak at the Neighborhood Campus Forum Enderly Park residents speak at the Neighborhood Campus Forum
Enderly Park residents speak at the Neighborhood Campus Forum
Graham Heights wins Graham Heights wins
Graham Heights wins
A Graham Heights resident and campus guest converse at the Community Campus Forum A Graham Heights resident and campus guest converse at the Community Campus Forum
A Graham Heights resident and campus guest converse at the Community Campus Forum
Working the garden in Washington Heights Working the garden in Washington Heights
Working the garden in Washington Heights

Eliminating neighborhoods to eradicate poverty?

January 6, 2014

An older story but an interesting one nonetheless where an impoverished and struggling neighborhood has been slated for demolition. Rather than a public housing community, this neighborhood in Champaign, IL called Bristol Place is a neighborhood of private houses. A largely African-American community it had lately suffered from alleged high crime and low property values. The City of Champaign determined that the area should be redeveloped through full-scale demolition and construction of new dwellings. 

Demolition considered for 3rd black neighborhood

Bristol Place Demolition looms

What's going on in Bristol Place?