RainReady Calumet Corridor
A community-centered plan to reduce flooding in the Calumet Corridor through coordinated investment in private homes, public spaces, and regional infrastructure.
Announcing the Green Infrastructure Initiative for the Calumet Corridor
In 2022, Cook County allocated $6 million to implement green infrastructure projects in six flood-prone communities known as the Calumet Corridor. The County’s Department of Environment and Sustainability is partnering with the Center for Neighborhood Technology (CNT) to accelerate the implementation of the RainReady plans. CNT, in partnership with Greenprint Partners, will work collaboratively with six RainReady communities–Blue Island, Calumet City, Calumet Park, Dolton, Riverdale, and Robbins–to fund, plan, build, and establish a portfolio of projects.
Dec 2022 - Jan 2023
Feb - Mar 2023
Spring - Summer 2023
What would a RainReady Calumet Corridor look like?
A RainReady Calumet Corridor would be a region where local residents and businesses receive relief from flooding in a way that also creates more beautiful neighborhoods, new green jobs, outdoor recreation opportunities, retail activity, and habitat conservation.