Goal: Modernize the Central Manufacturing District

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THE VISION

A modernized Central Manufacturing District with new sustainable development and adaptive reuse projects that maintain local jobs and ensure the health and well-being of residents.

Introduction

McKinley Park has a strong industrial heritage, and the Central Manufacturing District (CMD) exemplifies that legacy. The CMD was once the first planned manufacturing district in the nation and housed big-name companies like Goodyear, Wrigley, and Spiegel. A wide variety of industrial businesses still operate in McKinley Park, some in close proximity to residential areas. Through the neighborhood planning process, residents and stakeholders reimagined the CMD as a space for modern and innovative uses that contribute to the local economy without having a negative environmental impact on the community.


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