Alderman solis continues to work on two important projects for the Chinatown community. When completed, these projects will significantly benefit residents of Chinatown while also laying some important landmarks for the neighborhood.
The Chicago Park District field house is moving forward, with ground breaking to occur later this year.Chinatown has not had a field house for nearly fifty years. The building of the new field in Ping Tom Park will provide the community with a place to carry on all sorts of recreational activities. This improvement comes along with the recent expansion of Ping Tom Park to the north of 18th Street. The field house will provide the community with a location to hold sporting events, and the expansion of the park will have a boat launch where people can kayak or canoe on the Chicago River. Ping Tom Park will have a diverse array of amenities, making it one of the best parks in the entire city.
The Chinatown branch of the Chicago Public Library will also be moving and expanding. The proposal to build a new library at the intersection of Archer and Wentworth is moving forward. The library will be within a new development located across Wentworth Street from the CTA Red Line entrance on Archer Ave. When completed the library will be nearly twice its current size and will have new circulation materials. Alderman Solis is moving the project forward by intruding an ordinance allowing the library to be built on the site.
These two projects will significantly improve the quality of the life for residents of Chinatown, and will make Chinatown an even more attractive place to visit. Chinatown will have one of the best parks in the city, and it will have a new and expanded library. Together with the best food in the city, Chinatown will definitely be the best place to live in Chicago.