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A proposal introduced to City Council today by Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot would authorize the City’s acquisition of a vacant site in the Pilsen Industrial Corridor for a future Department of Streets & Sanitation (DSS) facility.
The site, consisting of .5 acres of vacant land at 1635 S. Canal St., is adjacent to a public alley and existing City-owned property that would be combined for the new facility.
Acquisition authority, if approved, would enable the City to negotiate the purchase of the site, which consists of seven vacant lots owned by Goodale Corp. and used for outdoor storage.
The proposed DSS facility would replace an outmoded complex at 18th and Clark streets, providing enhanced operational efficiency for department vehicles and compatibility with surrounding land uses.
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