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“In general we’re supportive of this, but it’s important that the park be updated. There are plenty of folks in the community who are working toward a park where it feels like a neighborhood and community.”
Other advocates, however, say that’s a pipe dream.
In response to the Trump administration, the Park Board of Chicago hired a senior planner to explore the possibility of expanding the park.
“We don’t believe these sorts of projects are realistic or will have an impact on the neighborhood,” said Daniel Casteel of the Center for Sustainable Community.
The Park Board’s original plan called for the park to open in 2016 with more to come, but the neighborhood is wary of the proposed development.
“I think we just can’t just throw this project all over the place,” said Jose Martinez of the Southwest Park Neighborhood Association, an advocate for the neighborhood. “To just change the name of the park, all of that just seems to put pressure on the neighborhood.”
A $4 million grant would also go toward an upgrade to the Park Board office building to include a full-size video arcade.
“We think it would be a really awesome space for people to come watch the video game,” said James Brown, director of the Park Board’s community revitalization program. “You might get an hour-long game in one room, or maybe a different theme a few hours a day.”
Other proposed improvements to the park include a bicycle/walking area; a mural-style pavilion (currently a wood-and-metal paneling system called a “gothic wall”) by Chicago artist Nuno Cac더킹카지노eres; and an outdoor pavilion, which could double as a movie theater.
Brown said the original vision of a grand plaza was also altered to the park’s current configuration.
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City officials say the project is just a start to the process that will determine if the park will have an impact on the overall neighborhood.
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Council President Bernard Parks said that the park is currently working o