January 22, 2022

Chicago Plan Commission Unanimously Approves Plans For Obama Presidential Center

From the Chicago Tribune:

After more than seven hours of emotional and passionate testimony from hundreds of residents, community activists and elected officials, the Chicago Plan Commission voted overwhelmingly to approve the Obama Presidential Center on Thursday afternoon.

The decision was a major hurdle for the Obama Foundation, but it is just the beginning of a long process before any construction takes place.


The center is envisioned as a 19-acre campus made up of three buildings: a museum tower that will reach 235 feet and eight levels, a forum building that contains a 300-seat auditorium and a third building that will be used as a public library branch. There will be an underground garage and athletic center and an outdoor plaza and winding landscape.

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See Also: Chicago: “Federal Lawsuit Accuses Obama Center Organizers of Pulling an ‘Institutional Bait and Switch’” (Nay 15, 2018)

See Also: Obama Presidential Center to House New Branch of Chicago Public Library (May 2, 2018)

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