Alright It’s Here!
You may have noticed the construction work going on in the parking lot of Jewels at 87th and the Dan Ryan. *Well GREAT news, the project is complete, we now have Chipotle and GNC in the 21st Ward!
Up next is Wendy’s coming soon…
Other projects also going on in the 21st Ward:
Brainerd Park Apartments located on 90th and Loomis
The Brainerd Park area is about to receive new apartment complex brought to you by Christian Community Health Center.
Simeon Career Academy and West Chatham Park Residents are about to receive
a NEW Athletic Field and Park!
Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Chicago Park District Superintendent Michael P. Kelly, Chicago Public Schools Chief Executive Officer Forrest Claypool and Alderman Howard Brookins Jr. today broke ground on a new regulation artificial turf football and soccer field and a baseball diamond in West Chatham Park. The facilities will be used by Simeon Career Academy High School students and the West Chatham Park community.
“Simeon is already an established academic and athletic institution, and both the school and community deserve to be complemented with investments in their athletic programs,” said Mayor Emanuel. “Both the students and West Chatham Park residents will have brand new athletic fields to stay safe, to stay engaged and to stay on track to a brighter future.”
Additional construction will include a new scoreboard, additional sports and site lighting and landscaping.
“I am thrilled that we can give our residents and the hard-working students at Simeon with the high-quality athletic fields they deserve,” said Alderman Howard Brookins, Jr., 21st Ward. “Commitment and determination from our local community leaders and students made these fields a reality.”
The multi-purpose facility will allow for expanded Park District summer sports camp opportunities and host CPS practices and competitive matches for a wide range of sports. The Park District and CPS have worked jointly for more than five decades to offer recreational programming at West Chatham Park and adjacent Simeon Career Academy High School.
To read more about the ground breaking of the new sports facility press the link below.