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Chicago DPD Unveils 15 Proposals for INVEST South/West Projects

Fifteen mixed-use proposals for INVEST South/West opportunity sites are available for public review and comment on the Chicago Department of Planning and Development (DPD) website, Commissioner Maurice Cox said recently.

Community stakeholders can visit DPD’s INVEST South/West web page to view project summaries, renderings, and community meeting dates scheduled for May.

Each project is a response to RFPs that DPD issued last year for strategic, commercial corridor sites in Bronzeville, Back of the Yards, North Lawndale and South Chicago.

“The RFPs were designed to revitalize strategic locations with mixed-use projects that foster community cohesion and vitality, build local wealth, and cater to other local needs,” said Cox. “These 15 proposals represent a very strong developer response.”

The May meetings for each RFP site will be held online and include developer presentations and videos, followed by question-and-answer periods. The proposals that are selected will proceed through the city’s formal review and approval processes.


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