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What’s going on with the Obama Center? Here’s where the $500M project stands.

The feds found that the center will adversely affect Chicago’s parks and boulevards. This is what comes next.

New Obama Center renderings show tweaks to museum tower, landscaping

The design of the controversial Jackson Park campus continues to evolve.

Judge dismisses lawsuit blocking Obama Center construction in Jackson Park

The ruling represents a significant victory for the $500 million project.

Obama Center public library gets $5M MacArthur Foundation boost

The grant is positive news for the controversial South Side project.

Judge upholds lawsuit challenging Obama Center

The ruling could spell trouble for the $500 million South Side development.

Lawsuit against Obama Center moves forward

A judge will announce a trial date by the end of the year.

Alternative Obama Center designs revealed ahead of court hearing

The University of Chicago released confidential renderings from Studio Gang, Adjaye Associates, and Diller Scofidio + Renfro.

City offers Obama Center 99-year, $10 deal for Jackson Park site

The ordinance was introduced at City Council

Obama Center approved at heated Plan Commission meeting

The action-packed hearing featured dueling protests and seven hours of public testimony.

Chicago’s Obama Presidential Center faces federal lawsuit

The legal challenge comes as the project readies for a key Chicago Plan Commission vote.

Obama Presidential Center poised for May Plan Commission vote

The South Side project’s organizers are ready to formalize their plan with the City of Chicago.

Obama asks for trust at community meeting on Presidential Center

The center sends the message to young people on the South Side that "you count, you matter," Obama said

Park District advances plan to close roads near Obama Presidential Center

A proposed land transfer would realign numerous roads in and around Chicago’s Jackson Park.

Obama Presidential Center returns with new, taller design

Other changes to the project include tweaks to better fit in with its Jackson Park surroundings.

Obama Center scraps above-ground parking garage after neighborhood opposition

The historic Midway Plaisance will remain untouched for now

Federal review of Obama Library plan will consider impact on Jackson Park

A host of proposed changes to the historic park will give federal officials a vital say in the project’s viability.

Few details emerge on evolving design of Obama Library

Despite many community meetings, much remains unknown about the upcoming Jackson Park complex

Jackson Park watchdog group stepping up its efforts

The group Jackson Park Watch is looking to expand its influence on planning for the Obama Presidential Center

Here’s the latest site plan for the Obama Presidential Center

The Obama Foundation has released new details regarding its plan for Jackson Park.

Open thread: Should the Green Line be extended to Jackson Park?

The Obamas have touted the presidential center’s potential economic impact, but what about transit?

New petition calls on Chicago to restore the 63rd Street Green Line branch

Greater transit connectivity to Jackson Park and the upcoming Obama Library is needed now, argues the petition’s author.

Jackson Park redevelopment would require more road closures

The Obama Presidential Center and overhauled Jackson Park Golf Course will see major changes made to traffic patterns.

University of Chicago to build 15-story hotel near Obama Library

The 180-room project is roughly two blocks west of the future site of the Obama Presidential Center in Jackson Park.

Obama Foundation: Presidential center’s economic impact could be worth billions

The Obama Foundation says that the proposed presidential center would support thousands of jobs.

How the Obama Presidential Center could reshape Jackson Park

The Obama Foundation has offered a first look at early designs for the upcoming presidential library.

Open thread: What do you want to see at the Obama Presidential Center?

The Obama Foundation has been stepping up its efforts to engage with Chicago residents on its plans.

Obama Foundation introduces library architects

Architects Tod Williams, Billie Tsien, and Dina Griffin were formally introduced to South Side residents last night.

In Woodlawn, community development sparks talk of neighborhood renewal

Can an Obama Library bump add more momentum to the city’s South Side?

A look at John Ronan’s bid for the Obama Library

Despite losing the winning bid to New York’s Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects earlier this year, Chicago’s John Ronan Architects have released their grand vision for the Barack Obama Presidential Center.

President Obama's statement on the Jackson Park site selection

This afternoon, the Obama Foundation issued a statement confirming that the future future Obama Presidential Center will indeed be built in Jackson Park.

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The Obama Presidential Center in Chicago

The Obama Library will be built in Jackson Park

It’s been exactly a month since the Obamas announced that Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects will lead the design for the library and now we have a site selection—the Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux designed Jackson Park.

Obama Foundation announces architect for Presidential Library

Nearly a year after the Obama Foundation kicked off its search for an architect, the Obamas has announced that Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects will lead the design effort for the future Obama Presidential Center for Chicago’s South Side.

Obama Foundation Moving into Hyde Park Office

The organization is setting up shop in Hyde Park to be closer to community leaders and residents.

Residents and Investors Bet on Obama Boost in Washington Park

The South Side neighborhood could experience an economic renaissance should it be selected to host the Obama Presidential Library.

Only One Chicago Architect Makes Final List for Obama Library

All-Star List of Architecture Firms In Running for Obama Library

The Obamas Launch Search for Presidential Center Architect

The Phoenix Pavilion Presents Yet More Ideas for Jackson Park