North Lawndale Land Acquisition Would Support INVEST South/West

January 27, 2021


A vacant, 2,600-square-foot lot in North Lawndale would be authorized for acquisition by the Department of Planning and Development (DPD) under a proposal introduced to City Council today.

Located at 3410 W. Ogden Ave., the privately-owned lot would be combined with adjacent City-owned land to support a Request for Proposals (RFP) issued by DPD late last year. Developer responses to the RFP are due on March 30, 2021. A selected developer is expected to be announced later this year.

The City’s acquisition authority would only be utilized if the selected developer is unable to finalize a purchase agreement with the site’s owners.

The Community Development Commission approved the City’s acquisition authority last fall as part of mayor Light’s INVEST South/West commercial corridor improvement strategy for the South and West sides. 


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