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Chicago DPD Issues RFPs for Humboldt Park, South Shore Projects

Three new Requests for Proposals (RFPs) issued by the Chicago Department of Planning and Development (DPD) are targeting a pair of commercial corridor opportunity sites in the West Side’s Humboldt Park, including one anchored by the long-vacant Pioneer Bank Building, and a transit-served location on the border between South Shore and South Chicago on the South Side.

Part of the INVEST South/West program, the RFPs are seeking mixed-use projects that directly respond to the needs of stakeholders that live and work nearby. RFP goals include the development or rehabilitation of retail and commercial spaces, housing and related uses, said DPD Commissioner Maurice Cox.

“Each of these sites are community focal points that can directly deliver on the promise of INVEST South/West,” Cox said. “In terms of neighborhood improvements and growth potential, here’s where developers and investors are being encouraged to focus their resources, their creativity, and their local partnerships.”

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