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Update #27

May Project Update

We hope that everyone had a pleasant last few weeks and that your month of May is off to a great start. We wanted to provide you all with a few high-level updates about the project that have happened since last month:

  • The RFP (Request for bid Proposal) for the project was sent out to 4 prospective general contracting teams on April 5th. We are expecting all bids to be received by May 13th with the final decision being made in the weeks after. Please let us know if you have any questions that you would like for us to ask these GCs by responding to the latest poll (https://courbanize.com/projects/c40garfieldpark/comments?ordering=-created) before Monday, May 16th. The presentation given by Ta Juana Tang of Tandem Ventures, from our February meeting which provides more context about the construction hiring and GC selection process, is included in the last update and at the bottom of the 'Info' page.
  • We are currently working to gather the necessary documents to submit the permit application package to the City of Chicago.
  • The final decision for the name of the development is currently on hold. We would like to set up an in-person meeting for all committee members sometime within the next month to make sure the final decision that is made is one that is reflective of the general consensus. We will provide everyone with the date and information for this meeting in the next few weeks.

Thank you all for your commitment to this project, as well as your continued comments and feedback!