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$3.8B Bronzeville Lakefront Development Gets Underway

City leaders joined the GRIT partnership to break ground on the $3.8-billion Bronzeville Lakefront project. The seven-million-square-foot mixed-use development will be built on the historic site of the former Michael Reese Hospital and Medical Center on Chicago’s South Side. 

“Bronzeville Lakefront has been designed to spur economic growth in a socially equitable way,” said Scott Goodman, GRIT partner and founding principal at Farpoint Development. “It will put a sustainable ecosystem in place, attract diverse tenants, generate jobs, and become a model community of the future.” 

The project will be the largest to date in the city of Chicago, as well as the nation’s first megadevelopment to have a 50% Black development team. The launch was made feasible by $60 million in infrastructure funding from the City of Chicago, with the project’s infrastructure phase expected to take two years. A 2035 completion is anticipated for the entire project.


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