Chicago State University has unveiled a 0 million plan

Chicago State University has unveiled a $250 million plan to revitalize the 95th Street corridor on the South Side.

The plan, created in collaboration with Chicago’s Department of Planning & Development and the Chicago Community Trust, aims to transform the half-mile stretch between Martin Luther King Drive and Cottage Grove Avenue into a vibrant commercial and community hub, strongly emphasizing inclusivity, Crain’s reported.

The proposal targets four potential development sites — three mixed-use buildings on CSU’s campus and a vacant 7,000-square-foot lot on the north side of 95th Street.

Key infrastructure projects near the campus, such as the $3.6 billion Red Line extension and the $45 million Metra 95th Street stop modernization, were highlighted during a recent community meeting as catalysts for the corridor’s revitalization.

The area has $4.5 billion of recent or planned investments, including the $19 million Discover Customer Care Center in Chatham and the $35 million Pullman National Monument that opened in 2021.

Source: Crain’s Business
Photo Credit: Chicago Department of Planning Development