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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.

The 5 Pillars of Healthy Communities

Early Childhood

 

 

Affordable Housing

 

 

Education

 

 

Workforce Development

 

 

Health and Wellness

 

 

Milestones

2012 Research, Planning, and Community Engagement Begins
2014 Land Expansion Process Begins – First Parcel of Land Acquired
2016 Phase 1 Demolition Completed
2017 Land Expansion Process Continued – Second Parcel of Land Acquired
2018 EPA Grant Received to Begin Environmental Cleanup
2018 Land Expansion Process Continued – Third Parcel of Land Acquired
2019 Community Meeting to Present and Discuss the Project
2020 Phase 2 Demolition Process Begins
2021 Final Assemblage of all 32-acres
2021 Demolition Completion
2021 Environmental Testing and Remediation Begins
2022 Design Process Continued
2023 Construction Begins

Supporters

Elected Officials

Senator Tammy Duckworth
Senator Dick Durbin
Congressman Danny Davis
Congressman Jesús “Chuy” Garcia
State Senator Tony Munoz
State Senator Celina Villanueva
State Representative Lakesia Collins
State Representative Edgar Gonzalez
State Representative Lisa Hernandez
State Representative Teresa Mah
State Representative Aaron Ortiz
Alderman George Cardenas
Alderman Michael Rodriguez
Alderman Michael Scott

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
Lester “Les” Coney, Executive Vice President, Mesirow Financial
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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