Friday, May 8, 2009

New Updates on Neighborhood Parks

The plan for a new park in Printer's row has been around for awhile, but hasn't exactly taken off:
A new park covering the space between the Rowe and Transportation buildings in Printers Row, an area in the middle of the block on Dearborn between Harrison and Polk, was originally slated for completion for the end of 2008. But the Chicago Park District had difficultly hiring a contractor to complete the work.
According to a recent article in the Chicago Journal, it looks like construction should be starting soon and is scheduled to be finished around September 15th.

The article also goes on to talk about the city's plans to convert the old National Vietnam Veteran’s Art Museum (1801 S. Indiana) into the South Loop’s first park field house. A couple months ago we read another story about this project if you want more background.

Finally, something that's new news to us is a potential new park at 1611-29 S. Wabash. This empty parcel of land is located on the east side of Wabash and would be next to the proposed expansion of the True Rock Ministry (which has signs up about an expansion to the corner of Wabash and 16th).

We love parks and are happy to see the city investing in green space for the neighborhood!

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