Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot makes major INVEST South/West announcement from Catalyst Circle Rock’s Kehrein Center for the Arts

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot announced three winning proposals as part of the City of Chicago’s INVEST South/West program this week at the Kehrein Center for the Arts. One of the projects, near the Catalyst Circle Rock campus, includes a mixed-use residential complex anchored by a blues museum, cafe, rental building, gardens, and a sustainable food/culinary campus. The three sites the Mayor announced include the former Laramie State Bank in Austin (described above) and sites in Auburn Gresham and Englewood, with the projects valued at more than $65 million.

"Initiatives such as INVEST South/West are critical in advancing our goal to enhance the socioeconomic vibrancy of our historic South and West Sides," Mayor Lightfoot said. "Each of these winning proposals will contribute to this goal by giving residents access to new and exciting cultural, affordable housing, employment resources. I look forward to seeing these projects come to life and supporting other INVEST South/West projects just like them in the near future."

A press release on the initiative is linked here and a Chicago Sun-Times article on the event and initiative is linked here


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