Affordable Lofts In Bronzeville, Black-Owned Dispensary And More South Lakefront Projects Get City Council Approval – Block Club Chicago

BRONZEVILLE — Wednesday was a big day for the south lakefront in City Council, with a slew of new developments approved in the South Loop and Bronzeville.

Northwestern Medicine’s Bronzeville Clinic, a data center, affordable lofts and a controversial South Loop dispensary were all approved by alderpeople.

Northwestern Medicine will be allowed to build a $130 million, 120,000-square-foot facility on a vacant lot at 4800 S. Cottage Grove Ave. The clinic aims to alleviate the strain on Bronzeville residents forced to travel outside the neighborhood for health care.

The facility is estimated to bring 1,500 construction jobs and 130 permanent jobs to the area, and would be LEED certified. The developer also plans to build a public alley between 48th and 49th Streets.

Work could begin in early 2023 and be completed by 2025.

Credit: Provided.Renderings of Digital Cermak West, a data center planned for the Cermak Avenue corridor.

Meanwhile, Digital Realty will be able to expand its campus at 321-337 E. 21st Street with a 565,069-square-foot, 13-story building housing seven data center suites between the third and ninth floors.

Plans call for a bridge that would connect the new building with the existing one, and the construction of a chiller plant to keep

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