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Coloring An 'Empty Canvas': Chicago's South Loop Vision

In Chicago, global developer Related Midwest reveals it will take its time to develop a "city within a city" on a 62-acre parcel of land along the Chicago River. The project is described as "one of the most ambitious developments ever conceived in Chicago," and would include more than 10 million sq. ft. of residential, office, hotel and retail space on the site south of Roosevelt Rd., that would eventually link Chinatown and the South Loop. One of the points of emphasis around this project is that Related Midwest plans to install pop-up food trucks and other temporary elements to lure people to the site during the redevelopment phase. It's all part of interim brownfield strategizing. One member of the Related Midwest development team said that the interim destination components are being installed to generate interest and bring people to the site if for no other reason to get them…Log In to Read Full Article

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