CCWBE Report

Organization:
Street Vendors Association of Chicago
Reporting Period:
Feb 2024
Submitted on:
March 26, 2024
Submitted By:
Rozanna Rivera

Pre-Development Projects

Project Goals

What proportion of Goal 1 overall is complete at this point?

90%

What are the barriers and opportunities for completion that impacted goal 1 in the last month?

The city found mercury in one of the lots and it needs to be removed costing $60K

What proportion of Goal 2 overall is complete at this point?

90%

What are the barriers and opportunities for completion that you impacted goal 2 in the last month?

permits are being filed, the trust has been registered,

What proportion of Goal 3 overall is complete at this point?

90%

What are the barriers and opportunities for completion that you impacted goal 3 in the last month?

The city approved the Lot sale and are helping facilitate the county land bank purchase. The main barrier is full project funding to own the lots.

CWB Ecosystem

Did you access Technical Assistance for your CWB project last month?

No

Which TA provider(s) did you work with within the Phase I CWEB grantees?

Which TA providers did you work with OUTSIDE of the Phase I CWEB grantees?

Did someone from your organization attend the Working Group this month?

Yes

How would you rate the usefulness of the working group to your project last month? (on a scale of 1-5)

Very useful

How would you rate the usefulness of the Working Group for building community?

Very useful

What have been the two most valuable contributions of the Working Group this month?

Collaboration
Resources

Please share any comments about the working group meetings.

talked about collaborations with Justice ice cream in our restaurant.

How many TOTAL housing units did you preserve or create last month? (it is okay if the answer is zero)

0

How many TOTAL CWB businesses did you develop last month? (it is okay if the answer is zero)

2

Community Engagement

Number of stakeholder meetings held related to your Pre-Development Project?

20

Number of community meetings attended last month related to your Pre-Development Project?

10

Organizational Capacity

Service / Capacity

Service Capacity

Accounting & Financial Management

5 extensive ability

Advocacy

5 extensive ability

Conflict Resolution

4

Cooperative Development and Operations

5 extensive ability

Education & Training

4

Fundraising or Raising Capital

3 some ability

Governance / Legal

3 some ability

Marketing & Communications

4

Other

N/A

Project Management

5 extensive ability

Real Estate Acquisition & Development

5 extensive ability

Relationship Building

5 extensive ability

Research

5 extensive ability

Other (please describe and include ranking)

What constraints or limitations with internal capacity is the organizarion experiencing related to its Pre-Development Project?

we have to have the full $4.6M for buildout funding

What opportunities, if any, did the organization take advantage of related to its Pre-Development Project?

some technical assistance by the Colt foundation, I have not heard back from the uic law clinic yet.

Optional Space

Please use this space to elaborate, contextualize, or add any additional info about the details submitted in your report:

We have the letter of approval for purchase of the lots however, we will not be able to purchase until the buildout costs are available. We have been working with consultants to make sure the restaurant and Greenhouse-Fresh Market are environmentally sustainable. We have projections and are currently working on job descriptions. Currently working on the project funding. But most of hte milestones are completed. The trust has been established in the name of Turning Red Lines Green.