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A step closer to redeveloping vacant y block

A step closer to redeveloping vacant y block

The vacant Y block is a step closer to being redeveloped.

Mayor Jim Langfelder is recommending a design with a park for in the lot.

The proposal was brought by North Mansion Y Block Development, a group backed by Governor Rauner.

It was selected over a couple other concepts.

There would be emphasis on bringing water to the center of the park.

The "oasis" could be drained as a dry area for movies or frozen in the winter for an ice rink.

Building and maintaining the park for 10 years could cost up to 8 million dollars.

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