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Greater Opportunity for Underserved Communities

The Focal Point Community Campus is a bold and visionary idea to provide Chicago’s vibrant west and southwest side communities greater opportunity to thrive while celebrating the diversity and rich history of its neighborhoods.   

Planned as a mixed-use community development anchored by Saint Anthony Hospital, Focal Point will be located on 30 contiguous acres at West 31st Street and South Kedzie Avenue. Previously a blighted tract of land, it will be home to a multi-use campus serving an area of over 440,000 people.

Focal Point is a first-of-its-kind financially sustainable model based on rental income generated from campus tenants, ensuring a continuous flow of funds distributed into campus and surrounding neighborhood programs and services.


Chicago Southwest Development Corporation is accepting qualification submissions for the Focal Point Community Campus.   Learn more about the selection process and find application HERE

The 5 Pillars of Healthy Communities

Early Childhood



Affordable Housing






Workforce Development



Health and Wellness



Preliminary Design Phase Schedule and Overall Construction Schedule

Programming Complete
Schematic Design June 2023 – February 2024 (8 months)
Design Development February 2024 – October 2024 (8 months)
Construction Documents October 2024 – September 2025 (11 months)
Construction Activities* February 2025 – September 2027 (31 months)

*Certain Construction Activities will take place during the completion of Construction Documents


Our Advisory Council

Dorval R. Carter, Jr. (Chairman), President, Chicago Transit Authority 

Tracey Everett Carter, Educator
Guy A. Medaglia, President and CEO, Saint Anthony Hospital
Peter V. Fazio, Jr., Former Chairman and Managing Partner, Schiff Harden LLP
Peter W. McCauley, Sr., M.D., CPE National Medical Director, Cigna Corp.
Prakash Ramani, M.D., Managing Director, Loop Capital
James Reynolds, Jr., Chairman and CEO, Loop Capital
Ernest R. Sawyer, President, Ernest R. Sawyer Enterprises, Inc
John Trotta, Senior Vice President and National Director Client Services, WSP USA

Stay Involved

Our neighbors are the most important part of Focal Point’s plan. With your input and support we will plan
programs, community events, our retail and hospitality center to suit neighborhood needs, and seek
community leader support so our campus can better serve the community.


Our Team

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