Belmont Open Space Initiative

A Natural Urban Environment Development Project Along Chicago's Belmont Avenue Corridor.

Registration Open – 2013 Leave No Child Inside Conference

Registration has opened for the 2013 Leave No Child Inside Conference hosted by Chicago Wilderness.  The conference will be held on January 12, 2013 at Triton College in River Grove, … Continue reading

December 4, 2012 · Leave a comment

Featured Again

The Belmont Open Space Initiative has been featured again, this time in DNAinfo.com Chicago.  The City of Chicago was recently added to the DNAinfo.com  list of publications.  I highly recommend … Continue reading

November 30, 2012 · Leave a comment

Did you know?

  Belmont Avenue was named after the Battle of Belmont that took place in Missouri during the Civil War. The vacant lots along the Belmont corridor are situated in areas … Continue reading

November 30, 2012 · Leave a comment

Happy Thanksgiving

Wishing everyone a Happy Thanksgiving today! Check back soon for new updates and a summary of our inaugural meeting. Until then, we hope you enjoy a wonderful meal with your … Continue reading

November 22, 2012 · Leave a comment

Join our Meetup – Lovers of Books & the Environment

This is a book club dedicated to exploring great writings about the environment. We will discuss both the great past works and their influence on society as well as explore … Continue reading

November 7, 2012 · Leave a comment

1,000 site visits!

It’s official, The Belmont Open Space Initiative’s website has received over 1,000 site visits.  The outpouring interest and support within the last ten days has been incredible.  A BIG thank … Continue reading

November 2, 2012 · Leave a comment

Inaugural Meeting Scheduled

The inaugural meeting for The Belmont Open Space Initiative has been scheduled for: Tuesday, November 13th, 2012 6:30 to 7:30 PM The Lincoln Belmont Branch Library Community Meeting Room 1659 … Continue reading

October 31, 2012 · Leave a comment

The Voice of the Community: Weigh-in on future direction

Please take a moment to fill out this brief survey. Your response will help guide the efforts of our inaugural meeting (Date, Time & Location – In Progress). Thank you!

October 31, 2012 · Leave a comment

Red Eye Chicago Features Belmont Open Space Initiative

 The Belmont Open Space Initiative has been featured in an online article in the Red Eye Chicago. We are overjoyed by the amount of support and excitement this project has … Continue reading

October 29, 2012 · Leave a comment

Check it out!

The Roscoe View Journal article about the Belmont Open Space Initiative was featured on the online publication Curbed Chicago. Check it out!  http://chicago.curbed.com/archives/2012/10/26/pm-linkage-1026.php#.UI6_UTC91Yc.email Thank you Addy for the heads-up!

October 29, 2012 · Leave a comment

Mission

The Belmont Open Space Initiative is an attempt to reclaim the vacant lots along Chicago’s Belmont Avenue between Ashland and Kedzie. It is our goal to restore the dilapidated plots into healthy natural urban environments accessible to the community.

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