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Jackson Park

AUTHORITY:

Section 506, GREAT LAKES FISHERY & ECOSYSTEM RESTORATION (SECTION 506 WRDA 2000, as amended)

DESCRIPTION:

Jackson Park is located in Chicago, along the western coast of Lake Michigan. The park resides between 56th Street to the north and 67th Street to the south. The eastern boundary is Lake Shore Drive and Lake Michigan, and to the west Stony Island Avenue. The study area consists of various natural area parcels, all of which are owned by CPD within Jackson Park. The natural area patches have the potential to provide pond, fringe marsh, sedge meadow, savanna and woodland habitat.

COSTS:

Total Project Costs:

 $7,200,000

Federal Costs:

 $4,680,000

Non-Federal Costs:

 $2,520,000

STATUS:

The feasibility study was approved in June 2014, a Project Partnership Agreement signed in August 2014, and a five-year construction contract awarded in September 2014. The collaboration between the Army Corps of Engineers Chicago District, Chicago Park District, Project 120 (a nonprofit), Illinois Historic Preservation Agency (merged into IDNR in 2017), Heritage Landscapes (an Olmsted expert), and community representatives enabled a successful Jackson Park GLFER ecosystem restoration project of an Olmsted Park. The project is physically complete and the construction contract has been closed. The project will be turned over to the Non-Federal Sponsor in the Fall of 2020.