Olympics could spur high-rise development in the South South Loop

We’ve been saying for a while now that the South South Loop is starting to take off, and it seems the city is planning to flesh out that area even more in coming years. If Chicago scores the 2016 Olympic Games, private developers will have the opportunity to build high-rises in the Olympic Village once the games have ended, according to Crain’s Chicago Business. The village is slated for a 37.5-acre site immediately south of McCormick Place. The site currently houses a truck parking lot.