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Feb 08

Chamber Testifies in Opposition to Prentice Landmark Designation

The Commission on Chicago Landmarks voted again on February 7 to reject preliminary landmark status for the former Prentice Women’s Hospital paving the way for demolition of the unused building. The 8-0 vote by the Commission advances Northwestern University’s plans for developing a state-of-the-art biomedical research facility at the Streeterville site.

Michael Mini, Chamber Vice President of Public Policy, testified in opposition to the landmark designation and cited the importance of the 2500 construction jobs and 2000 permanent high-paying positions the development will create.

"This project will contribute greatly to our economy and strengthen Chicago’s reputation as a world-class city and global leader in medical research and innovation," Mini said.

Click here to read the Chamber’s testimony.

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