Dyeworks Park: An Eco-Textile Dyeing Facility for the Chicago River

Project (Capstone)

Dyeworks Park

Dyeworks Park is an eco-industrial development along the South Branch of the Chicago River in Chicago, Illinois. The development is a model for sustainable development that integrates ECO-industry, communities, and the environment. Dyeworks Park envisions how an ecoindustrial dyeworks that collects, treats, and filters stormwater can create a new kind of public space. The phased development proposes first a series of infrastructure improvements aimed at increasing land value, followed by the construction of the South Branch Dyeworks and its adjoining Color Lab flex makerspace. The park creates local jobs for the surrounding working-class neighborhood while acting as a catalyst for future redevelopment of the Pilsen Industrial Corridor.

Jennifer Chorosevic
Fall 2017