Tag Archive for Hyde Park-Kenwood Community Conference

In Bloom

Some of the most popular flowers at the Hyde Park Garden Fair are under attack by impatiens downy mildew, a type of fungus that causes plants to drop their flowers and leaves. Its spores can hang out in the soil for almost a decade.

Dream Towers

On February 1, architect Jeanne Gang and representatives from Silliman Group presented their plans for City Hyde Park, a two-tower, mixed-use project Silliman plans to build on E. Hyde Park and Lake Park. Anchored by a Whole Foods Market and…

The New 53rd Street

In May 2008, when the University of Chicago completed the $6.5 million purchase of Harper Court, President Robert Zimmer heralded the moment as an opportunity. “Ideally,” he said in a public statement on the purchase, “this project will be reflective…

60 Years of HPKCC

The Hyde Park-Kenwood Community Conference celebrated its 60th anniversary on Wednesday with “Challenging the Next Decade,” a forum devoted to discussing the future of the Hyde Park community. As Hyde Park was confronted by issues of integration and the community’s…

MAC Attack

Students were almost entirely absent from the mostly gray-haired crowd that came out to spend an “Evening with Eli” on Tuesday, May 6. Sponsored by the Hyde Park-Kenwood Community Conference, the event was a follow-up to an October conversation between…

Making Hyde Park

Development in Hyde Park has been a contentious issue since the urban renewal of the 1950s, and judging by the crowd at the panel discussion “Making Hyde Park: Development in our Community,” it’s as hot a topic as ever. Over…