New recreation center to serve South Side neighborhoods

December 20, 2013 2:40:24 PM PST
A new arts and recreation center will be built to serve several South Side neighborhoods.

Mayor Emanuel was at Doolittle East to announce the plans.

The 30,000-square foot, $16 million facility will be financed by the Chicago Housing Authority, Tax Increment Financing and new market tax credits.

The center will be built in Ellis Park and will feature a gym with two basketball courts, a pool, fitness center, and art and education club rooms.

Construction starts next fall and its target for completion is the end of 2015.


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