FOCAL POINT: A Future-Thinking Project for Chicago
The Focal Point Community Campus concept is a game changer.
The campus, residing on a 22-acre lot at 31st Street and Kedzie Avenue, will deliver a combination of retail, wellness, education, arts and recreation services to improve the lives of more than 400,000 residents of the West and Southwest Sides of Chicago.
The campus will be financially self-sustaining—with income from its for-profit elements supplementing the financial needs of the not-for-profit elements—and will serve as a national model for community development across the country.
To further expand its efforts to support the well-being of the community, Chicago Southwest Development Corporation is spearheading the development of the Focal Point Community Campus, to focus on the complete well-being of community members, instead of purely on one element, such as health care.