Chicago Park District

City Council Approves Pair Of Public Spaces In Logan Square

The Chicago City Council has approved the rezoning for two new public spaces at 2550 N Milwaukee Avenue and 2420 N Sacramento Avenue in Logan Square. Located at either ends of the recently completed Logan Apartments that replaced the long-running Megamall flea market a few years ago. The underutilized lots are being developed by the Chicago Park District in collaboration with Alderman Scott Waguespack and local community groups, all of which are working with the Chicago office of architecture firm SmithGroup on the design of both proposals.

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Mayor Lightfoot Unveils Citywide Vision for Connected Network of Trails and Corridors

A release issued at the end of March outlined an upcoming plan led by Mayor Lori Lightfoot in partnership with Chicago Department of Transportation (CDOT) commissioner Gia Biagi, Department of Planning and Development (DPD) commissioner Maurice Cox, and Chicago Park District interim general superintendent and CEO Rosa Escareño to expand trails and open space networks throughout the city.

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Designers Selected For DuSable Park In Streeterville

The Chicago Park District has selected the design firms to proceed with the design of the long-stalled DuSable Park at 401 N DuSable Lake Shore Drive in Streeterville. Located just east of the drive adjacent to the site that was to house the Chicago Spire, the project is moving forward with the Park District selecting a joint venture between Ross Barney Architects and Brook Architecture to work on the design of the 3.5-acre park.

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Clarendon Community Center. Rendering by Booth Hansen

City Council Approves Funding For Clarendon Community Center Renovations In Uptown

The Chicago City Council has approved a financial package for the renovation of the Clarendon Community Center in Uptown. Located at 4501 N Clarendon Avenue near the intersection with W Montrose Avenue and just west of Lincoln Park and S DuSable Lake Shore Drive, the existing structure will see a major rehab led by Chicago Park District with local design firms Booth Hansen and Site Design Group working on the new grounds.

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City Council Approves TIF For Various City Parks

The Chicago City Council has approved the financing for multiple small-improvement projects of various Chicago Park District properties across the city. A majority of the funds will come from various Tax Increment Financing districts, which are often supported by fees from developers. Many city parks are dealing with aging facilities while handling the demand for open space over the last two years. The investments will affect eight city parks, with six of the smaller projects being as follows:

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