Activity Areas

The Englewood Line crosses through several distinct sections, each with its own character and mix of uses, including:

Damen Avenue – Bus routes and bike lanes, the nearby Lindblom Park and high school and economic development opportunities along Damen Avenue provide a commercial focus to this area.

Wood Street agriculture district / Hermitage Park – Key locations here include Hermitage Park and the adjacent Growing Home farms at Wood Street and Honore Street.  With recent expansion by Growing Home, this is a likely area for fuller development of the Englewood Urban Agriculture District.

Ashland Avenue – With an average daily traffic count of 18,600, Ashland Avenue is the corridor’s busiest cross street, and close to a small shopping center and other businesses.

Racine Avenue / Bontemps school site – Neighborhood leaders are assessing reuseoptions for the closed Bontemps building, which is immediately adjacent to the trail and includes a playground that remains open and well used. Moran Park is one block north, and a large concrete structure one block west could provide interesting opportunities.

Halsted Street– Commercial activity nearby and strong transit links make Halsted a likely location for the eastern trailhead with connections along Halsted to Kennedy King College and the newly developing Englewood Square.