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Related Midwest to introduce industrial complex, innovation centers and mural at 4300 W. Roosevelt

On January 31st, the Chicago Mayor’s office announced that Related Midwest, in partnership with 548 Development, will redevelop a 21-acre site in the North Lawndale neighborhood that will ultimately benefit the community and the city's workers. Known as 4300 W. Roosevelt, the site will feature a 302,000-square-foot industrial complex powered by solar energy, which has the potential to create more than 700 permanent jobs for Chicago residents. Set to begin construction in 2022, the sustainably-focused complex also comes with the promise that a minimum of 40% of the construction work will go to minority- and women-owned businesses, with the goal to support a more diverse real estate industry. Additionally, the creation of the North Lawndale Innovation Center will provide space for local non-profits and is part of the City of Chicago's INVEST South/West program, which aims to provide long-term improvements to Chicago's west and south side neighborhoods. Next to the Innovation Center will be a park for the community to gather in, which will eventually connect to the Rails-to-Trails—the nation’s largest trails organization—featuring native plant landscaping by local firm Site Design. Local artist Max Sansing has also been commissioned to create an original mural to brighten up Roosevelt Road.