Lightfoot, city leaders break ground on $43M streetscape improvement project
CHICAGO - In South Chicago, Mayor Lori Lightfoot and city leaders broke ground on a $43 million streetscape improvement project.
This is part of the "INVEST South/West Initiative" to revitalize historically underserved neighborhoods.
The CDOT-led project will transform Commercial Avenue to provide safe, walkable and attractive streets.
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Lightfoot says the project will foster community and economic growth.
Next year, ground will be broken on a new affordable housing development.
"This is a $36.4 million project, which will open on Commercial Avenue and transform approximately .6 acres of underutilized properties into four-story building with 48 affordable apartment units, and rehab an existing three-story building with 10 affordable apartment units," said Lightfoot.
The Commercial Avenue Corridor Improvement Project is the second INVEST South/West streetscape project to break ground, following last week's groundbreaking on Chicago Avenue in the Austin neighborhood.