Because of the planned location of the Obama Center, the Obama Foundation plans to take over a section of another historic, public park - Midway Plaisance, also designed by Olmsted - and turn it into an above-ground parking garage.
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The letter asks the Obama Foundation to sign a Community Benefits Agreement (CBA) and expresses support for building the Obama Center on the South Side.
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Located in Jackson Park on the South Side of Chicago, the Obama Presidential Center will now comprise of a 235-foot-high tower (160-180-feet in previous plans) as the main building, housing a museum telling the story of Obama as well as that of civil rights and African American history. We'll have a Museum and Library building, of course, but the campus will also include a place we're calling the "Forum" - a public meeting space where anybody can come together for some local programming, or to gather for larger-scale events in an auditorium, maybe record something in a broadcast studio, or just have a bite to eat. "The economic impact to the people who live there now would be unbelievable".
Back in his community-organizing days, Barack Obama would have been the one fighting to save historic public parks from developers.
Two Democratic senators will be sworn-in on Wednesday
Ninety-six percent of Black voters backed Jones, while Moore saw decreased turnout in more conservative voting blocs and areas. Jones defeated Republican Roy Moore in a special election rocked by allegations of sexual misconduct against Moore.
"The Obama Presidential Center will be a global community center, a place of life and vibrancy that showcases the South Side to the world", said Martin Nesbitt, board chair of the Obama Foundation, in a statement.