The National Park Service (NPS) and Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) are requesting input on the Joint General Management Plan (JGMP) and Environmental Assessment (EA) at Pullman National Historical Park (Historical Park) and Pullman State Historic Site (Historic Site).
A general management plan establishes a management philosophy and framework for future decision-making at the park. The JGMP incorporates recommendations for the Car Works Factory Site and Hotel Florence; addresses future development needs; and serves as the implementation plan for the desired conditions and management strategies identified during the plan development process.
The Historical Park and Historic Site have multiple community partners and associated sites, many of which are significant to the Pullman Story but remain under private ownership. The document presents a range of management strategies for the NPS and IDNR to support partner organizations and private residents in restoring, maintaining, and providing interpretation and visitor services at sites throughout the Historical Park boundary.
The JGMP was drafted by an NPS-IDNR planning team over the past 18 months while consulting with government agencies, nonprofit organizations, stakeholders, residents, and other interested parties. To learn more about the JGMP and EA, please join us for one of the following information sharing sessions:
Saturday, September 2: Open House from 1-5pm at the Chicago Labor Day Parade and Eddie Fest
Thursday, September 7: 5-6pm Virtually via Zoom. Please register at the follow link to receive the meeting link and invite: https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIuce-sqj8jHNTE9M_wCB7Sbd5ya8oIEUkS#/registration
The JGMP and associated EA for Pullman National Historical Park and State Historic Site will be available for public review for 45 days from September 1, 2023, to October 15, 2023.
Beginning on September 1, comments may be submitted by selecting "Open for Comment" on the left menu bar, scroll down to the bottom of the page to open and read the Joint General Management Plan and Environmental Assessment, then click on the green "Comment Now" button on the left menu bar to access the online commenting form.
Superintendent Teri Gage, NPS
Superintendent Levi Brey, IDNR
For information about the park, and the planning process, please contact:
Shared Visitor Information Center
11141 South Cottage Grove Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60628