March 9: INVEST South/West

Tuesday, March 9th, 2021

9:00-10:00am CST



9:00-9:05am       Welcome 

9:05-9:20am       Introducing INVEST South/West

9:20-9:35am       Opportunity Zones Development Opportunities on Chicago’s South and West Sides 

9:35-9:55am       Audience Questions 

9:55-10:00am     Closing Remarks 


Event Speakers:

Gerardo Garcia
Deputy Commissioner
Chicago Department of Planning and Development..
Brian Hacker
Coordinating Planner
Chicago Department of Planning and Development

Luke Mich
City Planner / Project Manager
Chicago Department of Planning and Development

Robin Schabes
Chicagoland Opportunity Zones Consortium


About INVEST South/West:

INVEST South/West is an unprecedented community improvement and equitable development initiative under Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot to marshal the resources of multiple City departments, community organizations, and corporate and philanthropic partners toward 10 communities on Chicago’s South and West Sides.

Through this groundbreaking collaboration, the City will align more than $750 million in public funding over the next three years, while seeking to maximize those public investments in order to attract significant additional private and philanthropic capital, respond to changing commercial trends, and enrich local culture. With a focus on 12 key commercial corridors in the 10 communities – the “front doors” to the neighborhoods – INVEST South/West collectively supports infrastructure development, improved programming for residents and businesses, and policies that impact each of the community areas surrounding these corridors to create lasting impact. Learn more here.