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From the Desk of Alderman Shiller

Dear 46th Ward Resident:

It is with great excitement that we announce that the development at Wilson Yard has actually begun. This project will have a dramatic impact on the 46th Ward, as well as on the city’s North Lakefront area, bringing needed retail space, new jobs, senior and rental housing. And I am confident this development will spur future commercial and retail development in the Uptown area of the ward.

Wilson Yard was an extraordinarily complicated venture involving many city departments and state agencies, all of whom worked closely with one another, as well as hundreds of community residents to ensure its success.

The project, to be completed in 2010, will:

  • Open a 180,000 square foot new Target store
  • Include a new streetscape on Broadway and new area infrastructure improvements
  • Open many smaller retail stores and offices
  • Provide greenspace in the form of a school campus for Stewart School as well as innovative green technology used in the development
  • Build a new senior housing complex
  • Construct a new rental building with a built-in recycling process
  • Develop a new Aldi grocery store, which opened in May 2007


08/21/2009 Wilson Yard TIF Amendment
07/29/2009 Wilson Yard TIF Expenditures & Revenues
07/22/2009 Wilson Yard TIF Amendment No. 1
11/10/2008 Wilson Yard Officially Commences
07/23/2008 The Facts About Wilson Yard
07/23/2008 Wilson Yard Development Moving Quickly
08/15/2007 Wilson Yard Fact Sheet from Dept. of Environment
06/15/2007 Wilson Yard Development Update
06/06/2007 Rendering of Stewart School Campus Park
06/01/2007 Wilson Yard Task Force Meeting June 6th
03/01/2007 Chicago "L".org's summary of Wilson Yard
12/11/2006 Wilson Yard FAQ
12/03/2006 What is a TIF?
12/03/2006 Wilson Yard Summary
11/19/2006 Wilson Yard Timeline
10/23/2006 Wilson Yard