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Rockwell Station by Karl Raak

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based on a photograph by Tony Gagliardi

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August Calendar

3 Monday, 7:00 p.m. Horner Park Advisory Council. Horner Park Fieldhouse, Montrose & California
4 Tuesday, 7:15 p.m., GRO monthly meeting, Luther Memorial Church, Wilson & Campbell.
12 Wednesday, 6:00 p.m. Gross Park Advisory Council, Gross Park Fieldhouse, Lawrence & Washtenaw
18 Tuesday, 7:00 p.m. Beat 1911 Meeting, Kindred Hospital, Montrose & Rockwell
22 Sarurday, 2:00 - 8:00 p.m. GRO Neighborhood Street Party. Leland between Tockwell & Campbell.
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Individual $20 Family $30 Senior (65+) $10 Senior Family $15 Sustaining $50 Business $20 Friends of GRO $20 (living outside GRO service area


President: Tom Kosinski
First Vice President: Shonagh Merits
Vice President
Secretary: Bea Tersch
Treasurer: Lucinda Dieker

GRO Updates


Re-Zoning for the Property at 4618-20 N Western Ave

A public meeting regarding a rezoning request (from C2-1 to B2-3/TOD) for the property at 4618-20 N Western Ave was held on July 16, 2015 Thursday at the DANK. For those of you who are unfamiliar with the issue I refer your to Aldereman Pawar's 47th ward web page

JAB Real Estate is proposing to build a new 5-story/59’ high mixed use building with 40 rental apartments (studio & 1 bedroom), 2,730 sf ground floor retail and 10 parking spaces/40 bike spaces on this 8,100 sf property (currently used for Car Gallery business).

For drawings, see Please refer to the Summary Table for 4618-20 N Western Ave for detailed information on the project.

The Greater Rockwell Organization strongly urges our membership, and all concerned citizens in the GRO area, to contact the aldrerman's office to express your opinion on the topic. We expect the Alderman to reach a decision regarding the request during the week of August 2.


Annual GRO Neighborhood Street Party!!!

The Annual GRO Summer Block party will be held on Saturday, August 22, 2:00pm- 9:00pm on Leland Ave. between Rockwell and Campbell. Please remove your cars from Leland by 12:00noon

Come meet your neighbors at the annual GRO BBQ!

GRO provides the hamburgers, hotdogs, and fixings.You may bring a side dish to share (enough for 6):
If your last name begins with:
A-M bring a side dish
N-Z bring a dessert

There will be games, raffles & prizes. Entertainment for the kids. Magicians & Musicians

4:00 p.m. musical guests Mulligan Stew
6:00 pm take a whack at the PINATA; raffle prizes!
8:00 pm thanks, and good night!

If you’d like to volunteer to help, please contact Bill King at mrjoetta@me.comor Josh Thalheimer at Or stop by at the August meeting (08/04/15) at Luther Memorail Church; we will be discussing the party


Welcome to the neighborhood!

Greater Rockwell Organization (GRO) is committed to engage in activities that will promote civic pride and community welfare. The low-cost Membership is an excellent way to engage in your community.

From Wilson to Lawrence and Western to Virginia (at the river), you will see the elegance of Greater Rockwell Organization’s award-winning corner gardens.

The monthly GRO newsletter with a circulation of 1,500 reaches our community, as well as commuters at the Rockwell Brown Line station.

You have a more beautiful neighborhood due to the ongoing efforts of our graffiti removal program – and neighbors who join in the clean and green weekends.

Annual events such as the summer block party and the winter potluck dinner are a great way to share in our community spirit.

By signing up for GROnews (at the left, under Rockwell Station), you can join hundreds of neighbors who receive emails about local events, meeting reminders and important community alerts.

Whether you’re concerned about property taxes; public transportation; safer streets; a cleaner, greener neighborhood; a vital business district; or simply a place to say hi to your neighbors – GRO has something for you.

When we meet

Greater Rockwell Organization meets on the first Tuesday of each month at 7:30pm. Meetings are held at Luther Memorial Church at the corner of Campbell and Wilson. Enter through the red doors (to the left of the main doors) on Wilson. You will find the buzzer up and to the right.


The goals of GRO are met through our community volunteers. Follow the links to web pages describing each committee's doings and how to contact the members if you're interested in getting involved. Please give the idea some serious thought – we welcome your participation at any level, and any amount of time you care to give.

Newsletter Beautification
Greening Membership  
Urban Development Public Safety
Fundraising & Special Events  


Greater Rockwell Mural by Karl Raak