Hilco Begins Renovation of Little Village Basketball Courts
Chicago-based real estate investment and redevelopment company Hilco Redevelopment Partners (HRP), has partnered with local youth sports organization Beyond the Ball to renovate several basketball courts in Chicago’s Little Village community. Bear Construction will provide the construction work as the general contractor.
HRP will fund the renovations, including new pavement, striping, fence repairs, and LED lighting. The basketball courts are located on the campus of two Chicago Public Schools and serve approximately 1,500 students. “Beyond the Ball is greatly appreciative to HRP for the investment in the basketball courts at the Gary/Ortiz campus,” said the founder of Beyond the Ball, Robert Castaneda.
Beyond the Ball’s youth activities are located one mile from HRP’s Exchange 55 and Lawndale fleet storage yard redevelopments. Now complete, Exchange 55 is Chicago’s largest LEED-certified industrial building and home to a Target flow center that has created over 2,000 jobs.
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