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Obama Foundation Listens to Community Concerns as Plans Unfold for Presidential Center

When the Obama Presidential Center campus was planned for construction in the Jackson Park neighborhood, residents became concerned about possible displacement. They asked in September for a written promise from Former President Obama that the center would not interfere with the community (WGN Radio). Traffic and parking have been concerns all along. The original plan for an above-ground parking garage was meant to encourage foot traffic in the South Side neighborhood. But the foundation now says that it will build a lot underground in response to criticism (Chicago Tribune).

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