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The British are Coming!

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The British School is closer to establishing itself in the South Loop after a city zoning committee voted to allow school construction on vacant land behind Roosevelt Collection. The private school got the OK on Monday and will plod toward construction on land that was once to be a 2.2-acre park. Despite hopes (and promises) of conventional park space, developer McCaffery Interests and the British School drew up a programmatic field and rooftop greenspace, rankling some Roosevelt Collection residents and neighbors— nothing but a set of "parklike objects scattered around." But the Parks District never wanted to build and manage a park here, and so, as Ald. Danny Solis reminds, residents are "lucky" they're getting greenspace at all. [DNAinfo, previously]

Roosevelt Collection

150 W Roosevelt Road, Chicago, IL 60605