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C40/ Garfield Green GC Interview Questions
Do you have any questions for general contractor candidate finalists?

The RFP (Request for bid Proposal) for the C40/ Garfield Green project was issued to four general contractors in early April and are expected to be returned on May 13th. During the following weeks, POAH will be interviewing these candidates to select the best fit GC for this project. We wanted to provide the opportunity for all interested community members to provide questions for the development team to ask during this selection process.

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What are your priorities for the neighborhood? What priorities should this development try to accomplish?

Places to live that make ppl feel welcomed and comfortable. Places of business that are nice and also REALISTIC for the economic level of the neighborhood- pls don’t try a Whole Foods on us. And pls consult... Read more...

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Do you identify this neighborhood as Garfield Park or Fifth City or both? What does each name mean to you?

Fifth city sounds cool and i kinda wish it would catch on but I think ppl don’t know where it is exactly.

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Here is our most building rendering, as of March 2021. Tell us what you think.

Pretty

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What kind of small and medium-sized retail tenants would you like to see on the building's first floor?

Laundromat, coffee shop (affordable, black owned), bank, barber/hair salon or nail salon

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What kind of small and medium-sized retail tenants would you like to see on the building's first floor?

The coffee shop from Garfield park conservatory should get their own coffee shop.

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Here is our most building rendering, as of March 2021. Tell us what you think.

It is too austere. It needs to feel more organic and whimsical. There needs to be more greenery to invite respite, rather than dull gray. Green space has been proven to lower violence and invite harmony.

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What kind of small and medium-sized retail tenants would you like to see on the building's first floor?

I want to see healthy life style options which encourage people in the neighborhood to lead healthier lives, while also welcoming others from our side of the neighborhood to invest and explore. I would... Read more...

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Is there a name for the Garfield Green/ C40 Project that you would like us to consider on the final list?

Fredrick Douglas Place/ Promenade. In order to empower local black people to consider a positive fruitful future, we should use this project as an opportunity to reclaim or economic power and ensure it... Read more...

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