CHICAGO (WLS) -- A large vacant lot on Chicago's West Side will be transformed into an environmentally-friendly development, the mayor's office announced Wednesday.
"Garfield Green" in the city's East Garfield Park neighborhood will have mixed-income housing units, retail space and 20,000 sq.-ft. of open space for the public to enjoy.
The buildings will also address climate change by using solar panels and a green roof to grow food.
This is part of the "Reinventing Cities" competition. Mayor Emanuel is expected to share more details about the project on Wednesday.
East Garfield Park vacant lot to be transformed into environmentally-friendly development