“I can tell you a hundred times that it’s going to happen. But people will still say, ‘Show me.’ We’ll show you.”
-Steven Jacobsen, the point man for Joseph Freed and Associates, the chief developer of Block 37 (108 N State St), quoted in a story in Chicago Magazine. The site has been vacant since 1989 despite numerous attempts at redevelopment.
Freed is yet to post details of the project on its Web site, although many aspects of the project as it existed under former developer, The Mills Corporation, will remain intact, according to Chicago Magazine. For a bit of history, read Here’s the Deal: The Making and Breaking of a Great American City by Ross Miller.