The Englewood Nature Trail will make the neighborhood a better place to live and directly benefit people who currently live there.

The proposed trail project is the result of extensive public input that in 2014 led to the Chicago Plan Commission’s adoption of the “Green Healthy Neighborhoods Plan,” which envisions the trail serving as the spine of an urban agriculture district that occupies adjacent land, along with other productive uses.

In 2018, the City acquired the corridor land from its most recent owner, the Norfolk Southern Railroad. In spring 2022, the City allocated $6 million in phase one design funding toward the proposed trail project. In summer 2022, the U.S. Department of Transportation awarded $20 million in grant funding to support the design and construction of the project.

Project Details

Infrastructure Type Railway
Status Advocacy & Design
Size 1.75 miles
Project Leader L. Anton Seals