Chicago Fire receive approval for Near West Side facility
CHICAGO - The Chicago Fire has scored a major goal, receiving HUD approval for their new performance center.
The team is set to break ground on the building this spring.
The $80 million facility has been met with some controversy since it is being built on Chicago Housing Authority land on the Near West Side.
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As part of the long-term lease agreement, the Fire will finance the development of the multimillion-dollar facility and provide an $8 million community investment to be used for the rehabilitation and preservation of nearby CHA housing.
The team will also provide free sports programming for local youth.