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Trio to Lead Sustainability, Inclusion and Regeneration for $8.2B Bronzeville Lakefront Mega Development

GRIT, the joint venture of developers and community groups that  are undertaking a transformative redevelopment of a 100 acre swath of the Bronzeville neighborhood on Chicago’s South Side, has hired a trio of individuals who will be responsible for sustainability, inclusion and regeneration.

“Our goal is to not only make Bronzeville Lakefront a vibrant live-work-learn-play community but also ensure it will stimulate significant, lasting and far-reaching economic impact on Chicago’s South Side,” GRIT partner and Farpoint Development Principal Regina Stilp said.  “From regenerating the local economy with thousands of new jobs to setting new standards for green space and sustainability, we’re trying to create a district full of opportunities and centered around environmental justice and well-being.”

Grit says landscape architect Walter Hood will help create a “new urban paradigm” with his “specializations in environmental design, community development and citizen engagement.”

Architect Jason McLennan’s “Living Building Challenge” will foster health and wellness, as well as environmental justice,  throughout the development, according to Grit.

And think tank Sidewalk Labs, recently acquired by Google, will apply AI-powered data to technological solutions with regard to issues like economic impact, environmental justice along the Bronzeville lakefront.

Bronzeville Lakefront takes its name from the surrounding Bronzeville neighborhood, a storied African American neighborhood that has suffered from disinvestment and neglect.

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