Belmont Open Space Initiative

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

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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 with a rich and diverse history.   If you have any memories, photos or knowledge of the area, please share with the Belmont Open Space Initiative.   We are also looking for a volunteer historian to help us compile historical data.  If interested, please send an email to


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This entry was posted on November 30, 2012 by in Uncategorized.


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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