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Mayor Rahm Emanuel was joined by City officials to announce that more than $65 million is being invested by the City of Chicago, Chicago Transit Authority, Chicago Park District and Chicago Public Schools in infrastructure projects to encourage economic growth, revitalize businesses, increase school options and improve the quality of life for those that live and work in the Near South Side.
“We are making an unprecedented investment in schools, parks, public transit and private businesses in the Near South Side, which will help revitalize the area and positively impact the lives of people who live, work or go to school in the community,” said Mayor Emanuel. “These developments will continue to transform the Near South Side into diverse, vibrant neighborhoods and allow it to continue as a mixed-use community.”
Generally defined as the area bounded by Congress Parkway, the lakefront, the Stevenson Expressway and the Chicago River, the Near South Side will benefit from following projects expected to be completed by the end of 2014.
CHICAGO TRANSIT AUTHORITY
DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
HOUSING AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
CHICAGO PUBLIC LIBRARY
CHICAGO PUBLIC SCHOOLS
“The number and scope of these projects will have an immediate and long-term positive impact on residents and businesses in the Near South Side,” said Mayor Emanuel. “From grocery stores and businesses to new transit stations and parks, the broad array of improvements will touch every neighborhood in this community.”
In addition to the new projects, the City has announced more than $200 million in funding to help develop the following ongoing or recently completed projects:
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