July 24, 2014 – WBEZ – Pullman to get an indoor sports facility
Groundbreaking for an indoor sports facility in Chicago’s Pullman neighborhood will take place on Saturday.
The vacant site, at 104th and Woodlawn, once was an auto auction site. The Pullman Community Center will be 135,000 sq. ft. with artificial turf for baseball, soccer and even lacrosse and rugby.
It’s on the campus of Pullman Park, off of the Bishop Ford Highway, a mixed-use economic redevelopment project designed to revitalize the area. Pullman has a 21 percent unemployment rate. About the same percentage live below the poverty level. The per capita income is $19,000. Read Full Article
Read more updates about ULI Chicago’s Pullman State Historic Site TAP conducted in October 2011 outlining recommendations for redevelopment of the historic site and the surrounding community.