RainReady Calumet Corridor

The Center for Neighborhood Technology is partnering with Greenprint Partners and Cook County to implement green infrastructure projects in six RainReady communities in the Calumet Corridor: Blue Island, Calumet City, Calumet Park, Dolton, Riverdale, and Robbins.

The communities of the Calumet Corridor are connected by the Little Calumet River in a region that historically has been home to heavy industrial development.

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.

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.

The RainReady Plan for the Calumet Corridor is based on a series of plans developed in 2017 for these six municipalities. The intent of this initiative is to implement many of the green infrastructure recommendations from the RainReady Plans to decrease hazardous flooding, improve stormwater infrastructure in this region, and increase environmental sustainability and economic vitality.

Learn more about RainReady here.

Contact Our Team

For more information about the RainReady Calumet Corridor plan, contact Brandon Evans at bevans@cnt.org