The parking lot is starting to take shape.
Winter construction in full swing!
Precast forms for underground detention chambers
Drilling aggregate piers
The site work continues at 63rd & Halsted! Ujamaa Construction is busy clearing debris and removing old pavement from the site.
This past week, Whole Foods Co-CEO Walter Robb was in town to unveil one of the new school gardens in Englewood, as part of the Whole Kids Foundation initiative to increase healthy eating in schools. Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Alderman JoAnn Thompson were also in attendance at the Miles Davis Academy to tour the new garden and talk with students about their experiences with gardening and fresh, healthy foods. We are so excited to see these new initiatives taking place in our communities!
Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Alderman Thompson, Whole Foods Co-CEO Walter Robb, and the Englewood community came out to the site on July 1st to break ground on the first phase of construction.
Construction fencing is going up around the site, and underground utility work is underway.
Whole Foods Co-CEO Walter Robb and Mayor Rahm Emanuel will be in attendance for a groundbreaking ceremony next week to kick off the first phase of the site work.
Crain's released a video feature on Englewood Square this week, featuring Leon Walker, Dave Doig of Chicago Neighborhood Initiatives, and Alderman JoAnn Thompson. Take a look below!
Leon Walker, managing partner of DL3 Realty, moderated a Q&A session at the DePaul conference on Crowdfunding and the future of real estate investment. We were delighted to be involved with this event. Crowdfunding is a new platform that uses technology to allow the public to invest in neighborhood development projects.
We had the opportunity to hear from Ben Miller, co-founder of Fundrise, on the new and dynamic world of crowdfunding. We are excited about the possibilities of this platform for Englewood Square, both in terms of raising investment funds and community involvement. Stay tuned for information about investing in Englewood Square!
Leon Walker, manager of DL3 Realty, will be speaking about crowdfunding as a new, innovative tool for community real estate development at DePaul's Real Estate Center on Wednesday, December 11th. We are excited about the new possibilities that this funding platform will bring to underserved and overlooked communities.
For information on crowdfunding opportunities for Englewood Square, see our investment page on Fundrise.