CHICAGO, IL – A grass-roots group is working to create a food truck park near the Fullerton “L” stop with hopes of ending what it calls a lack of healthy food options in the area.
The proposal is in the very early stages, but it calls for sectioning off a portion of a private parking lot adjacent to the “L” stop for a few hours a day to make room for a mobile sustainable market.
It would be a hub for food trucks and host other sellers who could set up temporary stands, such as Etsy artists and bike mechanics.
The parking lot, which is owned by DePaul University, could even serve as a space to sell produce from the school’s own urban garden.
“There are food deserts in the city. That’s a common buzzword, but in some respects even in Lincoln Park there’s a deficiency of healthy food,” said Jim Gramata, a Lincoln Park builder who is working with architect William Huchting on the project.
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