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UPTOWN CHICAGO COMMISSION

Uptown in the News  

February 25, 2004
Inside Online
Wilson Yard Project to offer movie theater, big box retail, affordable housing & more
By Mary Corrado, Editor


Uptown may be transformed by the ambitious plans for the Wilson Yard Project, presented to hundreds of people at Truman College on Feb. 18 by the development team along with Ald. Helen Shiller (46th), the Department of Planning and Development, Chicago City Colleges, and the CTA. As currently envisioned, the project would entail a two-story "big box" store (perhaps a Target), a movie theater with about 15 screens on top of the store on floors 3 through 5, a sizable parking deck, 90 units of affordable housing (occupants rent for 15 years then have a chance to own), some senior housing run by Catholic Charities, a "nice" restaurant on a first floor with some nonprofit/ community space on the second floor, some small retail shops, and the replacement of the current Aldi's with a new Aldi's.


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