Boat house construction begins on South Side

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Monday, August 10, 2015
Crews broke ground on a new boat house in the Bridgeport neighborhood Sunday.

CHICAGO (WLS) -- Work is underway on a new boat house on Chicago's South Side.

Crews broke ground on the $8.5 million facility in the Bridgeport neighborhood Sunday.

The boat house is expected to open next fall, and will feature a training facility and a boat storage building.

The Chicago Park District will offer recreational activities for people living near the boat house.