February 2, 2017
Chicago, IL – The National Park Service has released the draft Pullman Factory Site Conceptual Design Environmental Assessment and is seeking public comment.
The Environmental Assessment (EA) will clarify goals and objectives for the Factory Site at Pullman National Monument and establish a larger vision for the National Park Service and other interested parties. The planning document examines conceptual designs for improvements, rehabilitation, and use of the Factory Site, including the Clock Tower Administration Building that will become the park’s visitor center.
The Factory Site is a component of Pullman State Historic Site within Pullman National Monument. The State of Illinois owns the 12-acre property and is a partner in planning efforts. The EA is part of a larger planning process for the new national monument that includes finalizing the draft Foundation Document for Pullman National Monument, which will provide basic guidance for all planning and management decisions, and developing a management plan, which will set long-term goals and provide broad direction for resource preservation and visitor use.
The 30-day public comment period for the draft Pullman Factory Site Conceptual Design Environmental Assessment will open on Thursday, February 2, 2017. Comments are requested by Monday, March 6, 2017.
The NPS uses the Planning, Environment and Public Comment (PEPC) site for public involvement in the planning process. The easiest way to view and comment on the document is online at https://parkplanning.nps.gov/PullmanConcept.
A printed copy will also be available for review at the Visitor Information Center (11141 S. Cottage Grove Ave, Chicago, IL 60628), which reopens for the season on February 14. Prior to February 14, please call the park at 773-468-9310 to make arrangements for reviewing a paper copy of the document.
Comments may also be submitted by mail to the following address: Superintendent, Pullman National Monument, 11111 S. Forrestville Ave., Chicago, IL 60628.