Food Packager Will Build Facility on Chicago’s SW Side
Harvest Food Group will construct a food production facility in New City on Chicago’s Southwest Side. The $60-million food production facility will be at a long-abandoned industrial site and will replace Harvest Food’s current facility in Archer Heights.
The Harvest Food Group project at 1924 W. 46th St. will redevelop 8.3 acres of city-owned land that has been vacant for more than 15 years. The manufacturing facility will include 220,000 square feet of food production and storage space, as well as parking for more than 150 vehicles.
“After years of neglect behind a chain link fence, this site is finally getting the rejuvenation it deserves,” said Mayor Lori Lightfoot. “This exciting project will reinforce Chicago’s reputation as the nation’s leader in food production. It also demonstrates Harvest Food Group’s desire to continue providing employment opportunities to Southwest Side residents and revitalizing the communities they call home.”
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Prior to joining Connect, Paul was Managing Editor for both Real Estate Forum and GlobeSt.com at American Lawyer Media, where he oversaw operations at both publications while also producing daily news and feature-length articles. His tenure in B2B publishing stretches back into the print era, and he has served as Editor in Chief on four national trade publications.
Since 1999, Paul has volunteered as the newsletter editor of passenger rail advocacy groups (one national, one local).