A couple of big announcements from the developers of Pullman Park, a 180-acre mega-development on the former Ryerson Steel plant site on the Far South Side. An official groundbreaking ceremony was held today for Phase 1 of the development, which will include a 148,000-square-foot Walmart store, another anchor big-box store, as well as a hotel, smaller retail shops, and housing. The state of Illinois also announced that it would kick down a $4.6-million grant to cover infrastructure improvements along Doty Avenue between 103rd and 106th streets. The Walmart is expected to open in late 2012.
· Pullman retail project gets money for road, extra land [Sun-Times]
· Construction Begins on Chicago's Pullman Park [Press Release]