City, state leaders announce plans for community center on Southwest side

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The development will be called Focal Point and will sit on the site of the old Washburn trade school at 31st and Kedzie.

Today is the is the launch what will be a $450 million development.

Focal Point will have major retail tenants, a newly constructed Anthony Hospital,
a charter school, a trade school, childcare center, recreation center and a variety of wellness programs.

Elected officials such as Gov. Quinn, Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Sen. Dick Durbin were in attendance to give their support.

Local catholic priest Fr. Brendan Curran says focal point is exactly what the people from the southwest side neighborhoods of Little Village and Pilsen desperately need.

The project is slated to be done sometime in 2018 and the organizers say they hope it will serve the needs of Chicagoans got generations to come.

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  • Jim Gilhooly

    its about the Vote….they know the Blacks will vote Demacrap……..they want to make sure the mexicans vote for them…..and they will ask for Mexican Contractors and Labor……you keep your head dow so it does not get shot off….Obama,Jessie,Al, do not care about you People….LOL

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