(Above) Rendering that imagines an overhead view of DuSable Park when completed. (Click on images to view larger versions.)
10-Sep-20 – The new park planned for the east side of Lake Shore Drive will get $5.4 million from the City of Chicago.
The City Council approved the support on Wednesday for DuSable Park. The money will come from “Open Space Impact Fees” paid by residential construction projects.
The three-acre park near the mouth of the Chicago River will have green space, landscaping, lighting, a plaza, seating areas, and historical markers honoring Jean Baptiste Point du Sable, the first non-indigenous settler in the area that became Chicago.
As part of another agreement, DuSable Park will get $10 million from Related Midwest, which is building two residential towers on the other side of Lake Shore Drive.
(Left) Bronze bust of Jean Baptiste Pointe du Sable on Michigan Avenue.