Chicago 2016 Update: South Works developers seek OK for South Side retail, housing

2016 Update

A large tract of land on Chicago’s South Side is up for review by. the city’s Department of Planning and Development.

The land, a 530 acre space that runs from 79th to 91st street near Lake Michigan, is where the old U.S. Steel Corp. South Works plant once stood, and it’s now the site for a proposed 17,000 housing units, an extension of Lake Shore Drive and plenty of retail.

The space may be used for Chicago 2016 events, but nobody has approached main developer McCaffery Interests about it.

But it could be the perfect opportunity to make South Side improvements, anyway.

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