WASHINGTON — With a long-running federal review complete, the first pre-construction utility relocation work for the Obama Presidential Center in Jackson Park will start in April with preliminary roadwork and site preparation to begin as early as August, the Obama Foundation and City Hall announced Wednesday.
Former President Barack Obama, in a video message released Wednesday, said: “We know that by working together, we can unlock the South Side’s fullest potential — and help set up our city, our country, and our world for even better years still to come.”
Mayor Lori Lightfoot said in a statement, “with this final step in the review, Chicago is now officially the home of the presidential center for our country’s first Black president.”
The groundbreaking has been delayed for years due to a federal review launched in November 2017. City Hall told the Obama Foundation on Wednesday the federal review was complete, putting in motion plans to set the stage for…
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