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North Riverside Tour
« on: June 02, 2008, 04:00:00 AM »
North Riverside Tour



North Riverside is a centralized inner city neighborhood with historic architectural building stock, ample greenspace, and tree lined streets that could become a key location for affordable infill housing within walking distance of a potential commuter rail station.

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jmccharen

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Re: North Riverside Tour
« Reply #1 on: June 02, 2008, 09:31:02 AM »
The houses in the first photo in this essay are two new homes constructed by RADO in partnership with the North Riverside Community Development Corporation. We own an additional 15 lots on Smith Street, and will be finishing our first house there within the month. RADO's infill development will surround the HabiJax homes on Smith, and will really make a difference in the neighborhood in terms of build-quality and curb appeal. If anyone is curious about the neighborhood, or would like to take a look at our house on Smith (which is for sale), please get in touch. 90.381.0950 // jmccharen (at) radocdc. org

Another interesting resource in North Riverside is the Kerr family, who own Edison Avenue Animal Hospital. If you walk in there, ask for Diane, and ask for a tour of North Riverside. If she's free it's totally worth your time. Ask her about the lime pits.

Suzanne Jenkins

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Re: North Riverside Tour
« Reply #2 on: June 02, 2008, 09:57:50 AM »
Dr. Kerr is my vet and Diane has been my friend since around 1995-6.  This neighborhood has great "bones" for rediscovery and infill development.  I hope there is some attention given it by JEDC for economic redevelopment around the town center on McDuff.  So many times that is the last thing thought of and it is one of the first things needed.  Retail, diners, and some commercial offices would be great for that neighborhood on so many levels.

adamh0903

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Re: North Riverside Tour
« Reply #3 on: June 02, 2008, 12:53:15 PM »
I used to work at Cash building (7th picture on the right) we watched many cars try to go under the tracks only to find out that the water was up to their windows. That area floods FAST also.

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Re: North Riverside Tour
« Reply #4 on: June 02, 2008, 01:12:20 PM »
My church (River City Church) is on McDuff, so I drive through the area fairly often.  While it is currently not well maintained, the building stock is very unique and would create a great area if redevelopment were to take place. 

jmccharen

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Re: North Riverside Tour
« Reply #5 on: June 02, 2008, 02:13:04 PM »
It is a great area. There is so much potential for connection between Riverside, North Riverside, Brooklyn and Downtown. North Riverside still has a lot of poverty and decay, but also big trees, old Klutho-designed homes, parks and quiet blocks. One other thing in the works is the community center planned for the church complex on Edison Ave. at Crystal Street. The photograph of the sign that displays RADO and NRCDC and First Guaranty Bank's logos is on the property. Seriously, if you're looking for a really awesome first home, half a mile from all your favorite place in Riverside, this neighborhood is a steal.

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Re: North Riverside Tour
« Reply #6 on: June 06, 2008, 10:14:36 PM »
The new Fire Station #5 on Forest Street just east of Stockton looks like it's close to opening. I recently moved to the North Riverside/ Forest Park (not sure where one ends, and the other begins even though I live here :-[) area, and I agree with jmccharen's first post that North Riverside has it's pros and cons. One of the main cons is riff-raff stealing whatever is not bolted down, or put away. I recently had a rake stolen that I had accidently left in the yard just for a short time.
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