Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Former Michael Reese Hospital Campus Doesn't Make the Cut for Future Obama Library

Word came out yesterday that Obama Library finalists were notified.  It looks like the proposal that was just south of the Sloop at the formed Michael Reese Hospital grounds didn't make the cut (via Chicago Tribune):
The Barack Obama Foundation began notifying rejected bidders last week. Two South Side sites — the old Michael Reese Hospital grounds in Bronzeville and the former South Works steel mill on the Southeast Side — were among those rejected. Chicago State University, which had proposed two sites on its far South Side campus, also did not make the cut.
Is this paving the way for the controversial "Chicago Casino"?  We shall see...

As a reminder, this space was purchased by the city and proposed to be the Olympic Village in Chicago's failed 2016 bid.  Since then various other ideas have been floated for the large piece of land.

(Hat tip:  PB!)

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