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Successful Economic Development in Disadvantaged Neighborhoods

CM | 2.00

Activity Code: W023

Room: West Tower - Crystal Foyer

For years the 34th Ward on Chicago’s South Side has faced a declining population and expanding urban blight. Yet in spite of these conditions, the ward has attracted significant new development by using tax-increment financing and other economic development tools. Visit three different projects—the Marshfield Plaza Shopping Center, Renaissance Estates (an 86-unit townhouse project), and the Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community Center—and learn how each was built. Transportation: Motorcoach.

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