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QUALIFICATIONS for the

BARACK

OBAMA

PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY

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June 16, 2016

Martin H. Nesbitt The Barack Obama Foundation 300 East Randolph Street, Suite 4030 Chicago, Illinois 60601

Dear Mr. Nesbitt: As a board member of the President Obama Library and Museum Campus Foundation, I am pleased and honored to present to you our response to your request for qualifications for hosting the Barack Obama Presidential Library. Beyond the medium presented here, we Chicagoans in Bronzeville have anticipated the opportunity to host Obama’s legacy since his election in 2008. His story is our story, his journey is reflected in our history, and his vision of hope and change will be realized by our future. By working with more than twenty different companies, organizations, and community groups we have embodied the grassroots spirit of the Obama campaign to truly reflect the ideals of the people it represents. There have been many proposals for the Michael Reese site, but considering its namesake’s character and that of the surrounding community the Obama Presidential Library is undoubtedly the best and highest use of the location. On behalf of our team, thank you sincerely for this unique opportunity to serve the President, the South Side of Chicago, and people around the world.

Paula Robinson Board Member President Obama Library and Museum Campus Foundation ObamaCampus.com

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table of contents one

executive summary

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why bronzeville?

three response content •

respondent information

project site

transportation & accessibility

project execution

community engagement

indications of support

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executive summary OBAMA PRESIDENTIAL LEARNING CAMPUS - A NEW URBAN PARADIGM FOR CHICAGO The Burnham Plan of 1909 was bold and visionary. Born out of necessity to solve immediate problems, the plan ultimately transformed Chicago and provided a grand template that still inspires and guides us today when planning the City’s future growth. Echoing Daniel Burnham’s admonition to “make no little plans”, our plan for Bronzeville is comprehensive and bold. The Barack Obama Presidential Library represents a seed of transformation that once planted, would have the power to revitalize the site. It has the potential to create new urban spaces that would initiate lasting change and reinvigorate the surrounding community.

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LEADERSHIP

MAKING CONNECTIONS

Barack Obama’s presidency has been built on the idea of change; his library would manifest that theme for Bronzeville and the greater South Side. The project would serve as a catalyst, promoting sustainable growth and targeting investment to deliver clear economic EHQH¿WVWRWKHFRPPXQLW\ZKLOHUHPDLQLQJWUXH to the neighborhood’s history.

Chicago is a city known for its strong urban grid, in large part due to the Burnham Plan. Throughout the city, appropriately scaled streets seamlessly connect neighborhoods to parks and Lake Michigan. The existing Michael Reese site in Bronzeville breaks that connection by creating a barrier between Bronzeville and the lakefront. Our proposal JLYHVWKHODNHIURQWEDFNWRWKHSHRSOHDQG¿OOV a gap in Chicago’s necklace of public assets that stretches from Evanston to Northwest Indiana. The proposed elevated park would provide park views along 31st, 29th and 26th streets, inviting the community to the site.

Presidential libraries have traditionally been VWDWLFUHÀHFWLRQVRIDSUHVLGHQF\2XUSURSRVDO challenges that trend. By fully realizing the potential of the site, the Barack Obama Presidential Library would go beyond simply cataloguing President Obama’s eight years in RI¿FHWRH[SODLQKRZKLVVHUYLFHLVURRWHGLQ past events and ways in which it will impact the future. A living part of its host community, it would drive economic development, create a sense of place, promote inclusivity at the ethnic crossroads of Chicago. Most importantly, it would accomplish all this without displacing the people who call it home.

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By connecting the site to the lake, we would FUHDWHDÀH[LEOHXUEDQJUHHQVSDFHWKDW would play a key role in the area. It would not only contribute to the economic vitality of the neighborhood but would house vertical farms and have dedicated land for ongoing research in environmental and related sciences.

ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINE

NEIGHBORHOOD

The entire site is a tool for environmental performance that would utilize Biomimicry to be functionally indistinguishable from the region’s natural coastal environment. The site would be designed to meet living building and ecological performance standards, becoming a model of WZHQW\¿UVWFHQWXU\KHDOWK\XUEDQOLYLQJFDUERQ neutrality, and regenerative design.

The Obama Presidential Library would revitalize the historic Bronzeville community. With a commitment to develop without displacement, we envision a campus with integrated commercial and mixed-income residential development that would result in a stronger Bronzeville, the Obama Presidential Library at its core.

Because ours is a coastal site with views of the lake it gives us the opportunity to build upon Burnham’s vision of a “City in a Gardenâ€?. It would help achieve objectives of the Millennium Reserve, Obama’s “America’s Great Outdoorsâ€? initiative, and the Burnham Wildlife Corridor Bird Sanctuary. Vertical IDUPLQJDQGGHGLFDWHGVSDFHIRUVFLHQWLÂżF research would engage visitors in dynamic ways, promoting environmental awareness and stewardship.

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the peggy notebaert nature museum

chicago history museum

navy pier & chicago children’s museum

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Recreation

Millennium Park

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Industry

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7KH0LFKDHO5HHVHVLWHKDVDOHJDF\RIIRUZDUGWKLQNLQJ+HÂżQDQFHGWKHKRVSLWDOVRWKDW anyone, regardless of skin color, creed, or nationality could have access to quality health care facilities. Not only were his ideals avant-garde, but so was the design of the hospital FLEXIBLE & FORWARD THINKING

LWVHOIWKH¿UVWWREHODLGRXWLQDFDPSXVWRSURPRWHKHDOLQJQRWRQO\SK\VLFDOO\EXWDOVR psychologically. The remaining Singer Pavilion is one of the last remaining examples of Gropius architecture and its identity as part of Michael Reese’s campus offers an ideal location to tell not just the story of the Affordable Care Act, but the history of healthcare and medicine as well. Given the site’s struggles in recent years and prime location, it truly holds the most promise for urban renewal. Its size and versatility lends itself to a wide variety

ECONOMIC ENGINE

of programmatic spaces including vertical farms, mixed-income living spaces, lakefront trails, and world-class hotels. And while it has a rich history augmented by the surrounding community, it has become a blank canvas, malleable and ready to give back to Chicago once again.

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Just as the University of Chicago provided a foundation for investment further south, so would the Obama Presidential Library (OPL) in Bronzeville. Along with the newly completed harbor at 31st street, recently approved Lake Meadows Master Plan, and new Green Line station at 24th and Michigan, the OPL would connect South Side development to the nexus

FUNCTIONAL

of the city and provide an investment anchor in the area. Instead of becoming an island, inaccessible to those it serves, it would instead form the heart of the area, paying homage not only to the service of President Obama but also to Michael Reese and the enduring spirit of Bronzeville. 7KLVORFDWLRQZRXOGUHĂ€HFWDQGDFWLYHO\UHDOL]H2EDPDÂśVYLVLRQIRUFRPPXQLWLHVE\EHLQJ DFDWDO\VWIRUXQLÂżFDWLRQDQGXUEDQUHQHZDO1HDUO\DFUHVSURYLGHDPSOHVSDFHIRU

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the Michael Reese site to weave high-density, multi-use land with the lakefront ecosystem and nearby public transportation, the library serving as its core. This unique, bounded ORFDWLRQSURYLGHVWKHRSSRUWXQLW\WRFUHDWHDVHOIVXIÂżFLHQWFORVHGORRSV\VWHPWKDWGRHV not produce waste, generates its own energy, and serves as an model for cutting-edge sustainable design. Indeed, sustainability is at the forefront of the vision for the Michael Reese site. This

UNIFIED DESIGN VISION

includes going beyond LEED Platinum standards to create a campus functionally indistinguishable from the natural ecology that existed before Chicago and a library that is regenerative, giving back to the environment. A review of the genius of the biome would establish ecological performance standards (EPS) that the site would then be designed to PHHW+HOOPXWK2EDWD .DVVDEDXP +2. LVRQHRIWKHOHDGLQJVXVWDLQDEOHGHVLJQÂżUPV in the world and has collaborated closely with The Biomimicry Guild since 2008 on projects worldwide to create a partnership on the cusp of sustainable design.

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program RESPONSE TO THE GUIDING PRINCIPLES

The Obama legacy will be one anchored in the themes of inclusion, empowerment, and respect. The Michael Reese site embodies these ideals, respecting the community by offering development without displacement, including all Chicagoans through its geographic AUTHENTIC

accessibility, and empowering Bronzeville to grow both as an economy and as a community. While institutional involvement would be an integral part of the library, its location on the Michael Reese site would send a clear message that it is a campus not only for researchers and tourists, but for everyone. The museum will fully illustrate Obama’s life and presidency, exploring in detail hallmark achievements such as the Affordable Care Act, the recovery from the Great Recession, and the ending of the war in Iraq. And it will go beyond the

INSPIRATIONAL

President’s service in isolation, placing these events within their larger contexts to stimulate GHEDWHGLVFRYHU\DQGIRVWHUXQGHUVWDQGLQJRIKRZ3UHVGLHQW%DUDFN2EDPD¿WVLQWRWKH continuum of history.

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Situated next door to the McCormick Place and nearby Chicago’s extensive Museum &DPSXVWKH0LFKDHO5HHVHVLWHZRXOGEHQH¿WIURPLWVSUR[LPLW\WRWKHVHDWWUDFWLRQV WKDWDOUHDG\GUDZPLOOLRQVRIYLVLWRUVHYHU\\HDUFRQWULEXWHVRPHWKLQJXQLTXHDQG¿OOWKH gap between the Field Museum and the Museum of Science and Industry. Locally, the

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OPL would illuminate existing, if undervalued, attractions such as the Mies van der Rohe Campus, Stephen Douglas’ tomb, and the house of Muddy Waters. Its location adjacent to the data artery of Chicago would enable it to be truly global, from streaming inter-Atlantic FODVVURRPGHEDWHVWRIDFLOLWDWLQJVFKRODUO\UHVHDUFKRIKLJKGH¿QLWLRQYLGHR¿OHV

PURPOSEFUL

The Michael Reese site is large enough to accommodate extensive trails and green space, providing a place to improve community well-being and enhance the biodiversity of the area by connecting lakefront habitats. It has the potential to manifest both the America’s Great GLOBAL Outdoors and the Let’s Move! initiatives in tangible ways. A state-of-the-art bike valet center equipped with showers would encourage sustainable, active commuting to one of Chicago’s most beautiful transit hubs. In addition, more than 400,000 square feet of vertical farming would improve community health, generate funds, and serve as an interactive learning experience for students and tourists alike from around the world.

HEALTH & WELL-BEING

context RESPONSE TO THE GUIDING PRINCIPLES

There was no place for racial discrimination at the Michael Reese Hospital; the OPL would expand upon that legacy. The location itself invites mixed-income residential development so that people of all ages, backgrounds, and socioeconomic statuses could not only visit, ENGAGEMENT

but have the ability to call this site home. By presenting national political issues in an unbiased way and distilling them down to their local relevance would show those Americans disenfranchised with Washington how democracy can still work and their importance in the process. From an academic perspective, its ability to simultaneously partner with multiple higher education institutions would nurture discourse and improve its quality.

INQUIRY

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The Douglas neighborhood is at the ethnic crossroads of one of the most diverse cities in the country. Predominantly black, Asian, Hispanic, and white communities (among others) surround it on all sides, and the OPL would represent not only their unique traits, but also what they have in common. Library employees would be multilingual to best address the needs of all visitors and material would be available in various languages. Chicago also

WELCOMING & TRANSPARENT

boasts one of the largest and most vibrant LGBT communities in America. Given Obama’s personal support for gay rights and the historic progress that has been made both on federal DQGVWDWHOHYHOVGXULQJKLVWLPHLQRI¿FHLWZRXOGEH\HWDQRWKHUJURXSZKRVHSHUVSHFWLYHLV highlighted by the library. And while it would take many multicultural cues from its host city, the OPL would also look to the more diverse global population for guidance as well. The data capabilities of the site introduce the possibility of a robust interactive digital experience

INNOVATIVE

for this global base of virtual visitors in addition to engagement through more typical social media channels. When it comes to connectivity, the Michael Reese site is second to none. It hosts an impressive array of existing multi-modal transportation options, setting it apart from other areas of the city. Its proximity to I-55, the Metra South Shore Line, the Green line, and proposed Bus Rapid Transit routes gives it the potential to become a Transit-Oriented Development. The lakefront trail system would be routed directly into the site, enabling access not only for pedestrians and cyclists but also for those who would arrive by boat at the 31st street harbor. Its physical accessibility would be matched by its virtual accessibility, as it sits four blocks from Lakeside Technology Center at 350 E Cermak road, the world’s largest data center.

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response content The following section addresses the Response Content LGHQWL多HGLQWKH5HTXHVWIRU4XDOL多FDWLRQV Document. Images, diagrams and narratives provide statistical information about the site, nearby community and the impact that the OPL would have. In addition to meeting the requirements of the Request for 4XDOL多FDWLRQV, the information provided seeks to tell a story about the Michael Reese site and the Bronzeville community.

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The Barack Obama Presidential Library and Museum Campus Foundation is a 501(c) (3) organization formed by community leaders in Bronzeville. The group consists of LQĂ€XHQWLDOOHDGHUVIURPDURXQG%URQ]HYLOOH and has strong representation from the Black Metropolis National Heritage Area Commission (BMNHAC), a group that is seeking National Heritage Status for Bronzeville. The organization responding to the RFQ is led by Paula Robinson, President of the BMNHAC. Main point of contact: Paula Robinson paula1077@aol.com (773) 532-9850

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The organization includes experts with a variety of skill sets at a local, regional and national level. The core team members and partners listed on the following page have been working with advisors throughout the Chicago region to compile a well-researched and inspiring package. The experts include local Bronzeville development and engineering practices, as well as nationally-recognized urban design and biomimicry experts. The organization has multiple committees that orchestrate and execute the decision making process. Committees for Real Estate Development, Transportation, Finance, Social Media, Sustainability, Legal, Civic Innovation and Media were established to tell the story of Bronzeville and the Michael Reese site. What follows is a result of their collaboration and hard work together for this inspirational project.

Core Team

Chicago Streetcar Renaissance

Engage Civil Inc.

Partners

Farr & Associates

Abraham Lincoln Centre

Bronzeville Alliance

Blacks in Green

Bronzeville Merchants Association

Black Metropolis Convention & Tourism Council

Rehab Construction Systems

Metropolitan Pier and Exposition Authority (MPEA) A. Philip Randolph, Pullman Porter Museum Choose Chicago Enjoy Illinois Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum OpenLands Center for Neighborhood Technology Illinois Department of Natural Resources Chicago Park District Pervasive Health

Community Advisors

Illinois Business Consulting

South Side Community Federal Credit Union Center for Neighborhood Technology

Alliance of National Heritage Areas

Chicago Black History Forum

African American Community Trust

Bronzeville Historical Society

Bold Agenda

Green Meeting Industry Council

National Trust for Historic Preservation

Urban Equities Inc.

Deborah Strauss and Associates

FCB

Derric Price Ltd.

Fiscal Austerity and Urban Innovation Project

Stratz Group ARC Law Group East Lake Management + Development Corp. Camp Douglas Restoration Foundation

Converge Exchange

Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP)

Dr. Paul Magelli Sr.

Chicago Community Loan Fund

Michael Reese Foundation Chicago Community Trust International Center for Advanced Internet Research (iCAIR) Prologue, Inc.

community c vision v COMMUNITY HISTORY

With the Civil Rights movement and the dismantling

The story of how Bronzeville shares the vision of

of segregation beginning in the 1950s, many

the Obama Presidential Library begins at the turn

families left Bronzeville, which had become

of the twentieth century. Oppressive Jim Crow

overcrowded. As a result, Bronzeville’s population

laws helped spark the Great Migration, which

declined by more than 75 percent between 1950

brought over half a million former slaves and their

and 2000 and much of the community’s economic

descendants to Chicago in search of opportunity.

base was lost.

But while Chicago proved more progressive than the places they left behind, discrimination was still

THE OPPORTUNITY

widespread and in many ways forced the black

The location once hosted the Michael Reese

community to survive on its own. Thus formed

hospital campus, named after a man whose vision

what was known as the Black Metropolis, in 1930

to make healthcare accessible to all regardless

becoming Bronzeville. Born out of struggle, an

of nationality, creed, or skin color echoes that of

embodiment of the American Dream, this was a

President Obama’s through the Affordable Care

place where blacks could come and prosper. The

Act. Amid rising costs, it closed its doors in 2008

articles of 7KH&KLFDJR'HIHQGHU, the music of Louis

and was demolished a year later, but soon after

Armstrong, and the pioneering social activism of Ida

held the possibility of becoming the Olympic Village

B. Wells broke boundaries and demonstrated how

for Chicago’s 2016 bid. Such a spotlight would

Bronzeville empowered blacks to succeed in ways

have introduced its undervalued cultural assets to

they could not elsewhere. Even if it has lost some

the international community. While Chicago’s bid

of its luster, its importance in black history and the

was unsuccessful, it preserved the site for future

history of the United States cannot be diminished. It

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is here that the Michael Reese site is located.

Obama Presidential Library. A place that saw the VXFFHVVRIWKHÂżUVWPHGLFDOLQFXEDWRUFDQSOD\WKDW role in a new way once again.

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COMPLEMENTARY VISION

The site would be rebuilt in keeping with the old

Locating the OPL in a neighborhood that will

adage of “Be your Brother’s Keeper”. Michael

celebrate the Great Migration Centennial in 2016

Reese did not discriminate against nor abandon

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the community around him. The President’s “My

National Heritage site would accurately tell the

Brother’s Keeper” legacy embodies the history

story of a people using the cultural and geographic

of the site and will strengthen the story for future

landscape. The Michael Reese site is the cultural

generations.

and geographic anchor that can best celebrate and interpret the historical continuum of the President

These stories will be conveyed through the Cultural Heritage Tourism vision of the Bronzeville

and the nearby community.

area. Current cultural heritage tourism efforts in Bronzeville take place in numerous venues

The complementary vision of the site, the city, and the President are rooted in the ideals of rebuilding at the community level. Just as Chicago was rebuilt after the Great Fire and the United States was the Michael Reese site can be rebuilt with greater

well as education and inspiration for visitors. The of Americans during his campaign and presidency. That same inspiration and hope will be conveyed to

vigor and hope than before. The Bronzeville TIF

visitors of the OPL and the nearby Black Metropolis

district is designated to revitalize this area and can site.

these tour guides provides job opportunities as President brought hope and inspiration to millions

rebuilt after the Great Depression, Bronzeville and

be greatly enhanced if the OPL is located on this

near the site. The workforce training program for

Heritage Area by Cultural Heritage Tourism guides. Hope and Change formed the foundation of %URQ]HYLOOHLWZRXOGEHD¿WWLQJSODFHIURPZKLFKWR spread those ideas again.

Black Metropolis National Heritage Area Commission Steering Committee: Jerry Adelman David Baker Christina Beatty Timuel Black PhD Terry Nichols Clark PhD Susan Campbell Anna Agbe-Davis PhD Saundra Dougherty Michael Fountain

Ghian Foreman Walter Freeman Teri Graham Kim Hunt Rhonda Hardy Cassandra Houston Lyn Hughes PhD Lennox Jackson Ralph Kindred Leroy Kennedy

Barbara Kensey Yvette LeGrand Harold L. Lucas Sonya Malunda Theodore Manley PhD Tracye Matthews Mell Monroe Corlis Moody Sharon Morgan Bruce Montgomery

Norman Montgomery Isobel Neal Jeri Richards Paula Robinson Carolyn Rush Christopher Reed PhD Tim Samuelson Charles Sutton Alisa Starks Arthur Turnbull

Bernard Turner Ron Thomas Don Wallace Bill Williams Ira Williams Donna Williamson Antoinette Wright

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the site The project site offers 98 acres of potential development. This includes 48 acres for the former Michael Reese hospital site, 28 acres of truck marshalling yard and 22 acres of additional site parcels. The land is mostly vacant and is bounded by 26th and 31st street, Martin Luther King Drive, and Lake Shore Drive. Just as the Michael Reese Hospital provided quality healthcare to individuals regardless of nationality or race, the site has the potential to serve as a welcoming location for people of all backgrounds as it did in years past. Many medical innovations took place at Michael Reese, VXFKDVWKH多UVWLQFXEDWRUVWDWLRQIRUSUHPDWXUHEDELHV This site has the potential to serve as a future incubator for transportation, tourism, and technology that will create research collaborations and drive economic development for the region. As the demographics of the neighborhood around the hospital changed by the 1950s, Michael Reese became an agent of urban renewal in lieu of deserting the neighborhood. Locating the OPL on this site will plant the seed in fertile ground and help realize this same dedication to urban renewal and the surrounding community.

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“a blank canvas, a fertile ground”

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Electric and water lines run through the existing

Metra rail line. The contours in this area will allow for

street network and future Comed and People’s

easy development west of the Metra line.

Gas utility lines are being reserved for placement along Cottage Grove Avenue and 28th streets.

The Metra line is 8-10 feet below the grade of the western portion of the site and would require decking and/or pedestrian bridges over the rail for new development. The Truck Marshalling yards are at a similar grade level as the Metra line and will require decking and/ or pedestrian bridges to tie the site to the lakefront.

Future storm water and sewer infrastructure is being reserved for the existing street network, but future storm and sewer infrastructure would be needed for site development. Roadway improvements would be needed for the majority of the site to complement development performance and site accessibility.

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zoning The zoning for the Michael Reese site is mostly “Planned Development”. This designation allows the site to embody the principle of being Flexible and Forward Thinking. Planned Developments have the ability to contain a multitude of future programmatic elements that will meet the intent of the OPL Guiding Principles.

The Michael Reese site is currently owned by the

The Northwest parcels are owned by Self-Storage,

City of Chicago and is designated as a “PD 18” and

McDonalds and Advocate Health and are zoned

“PD 1133”, Planned Developments for Residential,

as “PD18”, Planned Developments and “M1-3”

Businesses and Institutional Uses.

Manufacturing.

The Marshalling Yard is currently owned by

The Prairie Shores development to the west is

Metropolitan Pier and Exposition Authority and is a

zoned as “RM-5”, Residential.

“PD-1055”, Planned Development for Residential, Businesses and Institutional Uses.

The Lake Michigan Park and Lake Shore Drive parcel to the east of the site is designated as “POS1”, Park and Open Space.

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Although the OPL requires a much smaller parcel of

remediation to create a site that is indistinguishable

a diverse developmental program that will spur vast

from nature. Remediation plans have been proposed

economic development.

and cleanup is necessary for the future vision of the Chicago Lakefront.

Connection to McCormick under Highway 55 •

Creating a more pedestrian-friendly connection between the site and McCormick Place will draw

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land, the Michael Reese site is large enough to host

potential reuse programs. •

infrastructure: transportation

red line green line metra line bike routes bus routes

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3 freeway access points. 3 rail lines. 5 bus routes. 2 major airports. lakefront trails, sidewalks and boat docks.

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through the Bronzeville Optics Network (BON) and Illinois Century Network (ICN).

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More than 65 national research and education networking partners

(the Lakeside Technology Center at 350 E. Cermak) is just a few blocks away from the Michael Reese

The site’s close proximity to renowned research

site.

universities, federal research labs, Chicago’s central business district, and major tech companies will

New companies creating information technology products and services, and seeking to be close to large-scale server and bandwidth infrastructure, ZLOOÂżQGWKDWWKH23/7HUDELW3OD]DRQWKH0LFKDHO Reese site has the potential to give them the edge they need to succeed in the global economy.

create educational collaboration networks. K-12 schools, libraries and community colleges will be able to collaborate with higher education partners and participate in interactive video-conferencing programs with the National Park Service, National Archives, and the Library of Congress. The OPL Terabit Plaza on the Michael Reese site has the potential to touch everybody with a cell phone and/or internet connection.

Calumet Core is a 220-square mile opportunity to transform a region in transition into a sustainable land use urban area

project site

infrastructure: ecological The Michael Reese site is situated in the Millennium

The project team has partnered with the Biomimicry

Reserve boundary and will be designed to enhance

Guild to help establish a “Genius of the Place”

the ecological performance goals of the Reserve

for the Michael Reese site that will determine the

project and the “America’s Great Outdoors” initiative

ecological performance indicators for the site.

launched by President Obama. The Millennium Reserve project is the largest collaborative of urban open space in the country and the site will be a great connector to the natural habitat on Northerly ,VODQGDQGWKH%XUQKDPÀ\ZD\

This site size allows for a linkage of ecological preservation to cultural preservation and will retain Chicago’s “City in a Garden” reputation by bringing natural coastal habitat into the site to act as a living machine.

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on-site accessibility In addition to the multiple means of transportation that are available, the urban renewal of the Michael Reese site would also allow for ease of accessibility within the development. The site can use existing assets to operate as a national example of a Transit Oriented Development (TOD). Highway 55, Highway 90, the Metra OLQHWKH*UHHQDQG5HGOLQHVÂżYHEXV routes, the McCormick bus-way and

5min walk

lakefront bike trails currently serve the site. Future considerations for a centralized trolley system, Bus rapid transit systems, a central bike valet and shower station, and disability transport assistance would further enhance accessibility. The site is not only close to downtown Chicago assets, but it is also on the way for tens of thousands of local travelers going to South Suburbs. Existing transit systems can deliver potential visitors with minimal capital expenditures. This connection would bolster neighborhood identity and improve connections between the neighborhood shopping districts, future Cermak Green Line ‘L’ station, and McCormick Place.

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tourism statistics

40,000,000 annual visitors to chicago. over 400 theaters and art galleries. 7,300 restaurants.

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project xecution

project execution If the Michael Reese site is selected to host the

the Chicago Community Trust to serve as our

OPL, the President Obama Library and Museum

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of the project. To purchase the site from the City

to best serve the surrounding community and the

of Chicago we have launched an international

vision of the Barack Obama Foundation.

crowdfunding campaign to raise the necessary capital. As a 501 (c)(3) organization, we have asked

economic impact Placing the Obama Presidential Library on the

Current development trends for the area are positive

Michael Reese site would catalyze development

over the long-term, but the OPL would accelerate

in Bronzeville and the surrounding South Side

growth and substantially improve its quality.

neighborhoods, acting as an anchor for public and

Summarized below are development projections

private investment. Estimated economic impact of

for the Bronzeville area if the OPL is built on the

the OPL on the Michael Reese site would exceed

Michael Reese site.

previous projections.

Michael Reese Site Projected Economic Development Annually

20-year period

Residential

400 units

8,000 units

Retail

37,500 SF

750,000 SF

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500,000 SF

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125 rooms

2,500 rooms

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Further analysis shows that the OPL would draw

A number of other factors make the Michael Reese

1.2 million tourists to the area due to its proximity

site an ideal driver for Economic Impact:

to nearby Chicago and Bronzeville cultural assets. Nearly 15 million tourists visit McCormick Place,

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sites. 78% of adult travelers are heritage

Motor Row, China Town, IIT, and US Cellular Field

travelers that stay longer and spend more

every year. Placing the OPL as close to these sites

money per visit.

as possible will draw visitors from these locations. These visitors would spend $40 per capita (a

Locating OPL near National Heritage Tourism

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The size of the site allows for well-designed

conservative estimate) mainly at local existing and

natural green space like Millennium Park which

new businesses. This spending would encourage

attracts 5 million visitors generates $78 million

prosperity without displacement and provide an

in tax revenue, and supports $1.4 billion worth

estimated 13,234 jobs for the nearby community.

of nearby residential developments.

The library would be directly responsible for 25% of

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real estate development in the immediate area.

outlined below.

Michael Reese Site Projected Economic Development Estimated Impact from Spending at New Development ($000’s) Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

Year 4

Year 5

Year 10

Year 20

at New Retail

$15,000

$15,375

$15,759

$16,153

$16,557

$18,733

$23,980

at New Hotels

4,585

9,469

14,665

20,188

26,054

61,114

167,899

10,000

11,314

14,483

Spending

OPL Oper. Budget 1.2 M. Tourist @ $40 ea

Total Spending

33,600

36,000

38,400

43,200

48,000

54,308

69,518

$53,185

$60,844

$68,825

$79,542

$100,612

$145,468

$275,880

OPL Factor

25%

Direct Spending

$53,185

$60,844

$68,825

$79,542

$100,612

$145,468

$275,880

Indirect Spending

17,551

20,079

22,712

26,249

33,202

48,005

91,040

Induced Spending

22,870

26,163

29,595

34,203

43,263

62,551

118,628

Total Spend

$93,606

$107,086

$121,131

$139,994

$177,076

$256,024

$485,548

Jobs

1,615

2,232

2,848

3,756

4,440

7,340

13,234

Tax Revenue

$13,105

$14,992

$16,958

$19,599

$24,791

$35,843

$67,977

Total Spend

$23,402

$26,771

$30,283

$34,998

$44,269

$64,006

$121,387

Jobs

404

558

712

939

1,110

1,835

3,308

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$3,276

$3,748

$4,240

$4,900

$6,198

$8,961

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rudy ru lozano inter-american intrinsic irving jackson jahn jamieson jefferson jenner jensen johnson jones joplin jordan juarez julian jungman kanoon keller kellman kellogg kelly kelvyn park kennedy kenwood kershaw kilmer king kinzie kipling kipp kipp-ascend kipp-bloom kozminski kwame nkrumah academy ac lake view lane tech langford lara lasalle lasalle ii lavizzo lawndale excel romano butler south chicago campbell hunter perkins h charter 7 learn middle school lee legacy legal prep leland lenart lewis libby lincoln lincoln park lindblom linne little black pearl little village lloyd locke ocke logandale lorca lovett lowell lozano lyon madero ma madison magic johnson-north lawndale magic johnson-south jo shore manierre manley mann mariano azuela marine m academy marquette marsh marshall marvin cam camras mason mather mayer mays mcauliffe mcclellan mccormick cc mccutcheon mcdade mcdade mcdowell mckay mcnair mcpherson m melody metcalfe mireles mitchell mollison monroe montefiore montessori-englewood moos morgan park morrill morton mozart mt greenwood wood d mt vvernon multicultural arts school murphy murray rr namaste nash ash na national teachers academy neil nettelhorst new field newberry nicholson nightingale ninos heroes nixon n nlcp-christiana p-c nlcp-collins nobel noble street-bulls noble n street-corner noble e street-golder strreetnoble street-johnson noble street-muchin noble street-pritzker ker noble oble street-purple street-pu str noble street-rauner noble street-rowe-clark k noble street-silver er noble oble stree str street ch charter noble street-crimson et noble street-orange north river north-grand n northside ide e college olle prep pre northside learning center northwest middle norwood park ogden oglesby o’keeffe ombudsman ombudsm onahan oriole park orozco o orr academy ortiz de dominguez otis tis o’toole owen owens palmer park manor parker e parkside pasteur pathways pathways-avondale a payton college prep peace & education peck pecs peirce penn perez pershing east as perspectives charter perspectives josli perspectives/iit peterson phillips phoenix military academy piccolo p pickard pilsen pirie plamon don plato p poe classical polaris portage park powell academy my prescott prieto pritzker prologue prologue-johnston prosser prussing p pulaski pullman raby by The central location and size of the Michael Reese ravenswood ray reavis reilly reinberg revere r richard t crane e richard academy rickover naval academy robeson robinson inso rogers ro rs roosevelt site allows for a development plan that creates a Local rudolph ruggles ruiz ryder sabin salazar sandoval saucedo sau sawyer sayre scammon schmid school of leadership schubert schur Education Collaboration Zone. This zone would be an urban seward shabazz sheridan sherman sherwood shields shoesmith s simeon simpson sizemore skinner smith smyser smyth social just laboratory and research institution for not just one, but solomon south loop south shore fine arts south shore international southsid many higher education institutions, K-12 schools, and local spry stagg steinmetz stem magnet stevenson stock stone stowe sullivan sumner sutherland swift taft talcott talman tanner tarkin technology companies. team telpochcalli thomas thorp tilden till uofc-donog turner-drew twain uic college prep uofc-woodlawn uofc-woodson uno-51st and hom A Chicago Public School collaboration lab would be uno-fuentes uno-marquez uno-near west uno located on-site. This urban learning lab can play host to uno-paz uno-st marks uno-tamayo uno-torres uno-sandra ciscneros uno charter high school un the groups mentioned above and give local K-12 students uno-soccer uplift urban prep-bronzeville urban prep-englewood pre urban prep-west v.o.i.s.e. vanderpoel an opportunity to pursue a career in Science, Technology, v.o.i.s.e. vanderpoel an vaughn vick volta von steuben wa walsh ward warren was Engineering, and Math (STEM). w washington hing waters webster wells wen west ridge westcott westinghouse whistler histler w white whitney itney wh whitney wildwood world magnet williams prep winnie mandela woodlawn woodso yates yccs-addams yccs-aspira pantoja yccs-austin yccs-campos yccs-cca chatham yccs-community academy yccs yccs-houston yccs-innovations yccs-la mckinley yccs-olive harvey yccs-sull 76 THE BARACK OBAMA PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY yccs-virtual yccs-west town yccs-wests youth development york young women’s

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urban prep-west est acker wadsworth ds shington on high gh school ntworth nt rth west park young whittier on world language a yccs-association a academy yccss-community service atino youth yccslivan yccs-truman yccside historic leadership young

regional

7 big ten schools chicago metro

5 major research institutions 12 colleges 65,000 Loop college students 649 K-12 Chicago Public Schools 400,545 CPS students P-12 bronzeville 121,793 people

4,682 high school students 7,616 elementary students 23 elementary schools 10 high schools

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notebaert nature museum 277,410 18-mile lakefront trail chicago history museum 224,536 26-mile boulevard network, started in 1869 museum of contemporary art 232,637

26-mile public lakeshore park system

art institute 232,637

shedd aquarium 2,169,333

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adler planetarium 479,463

12th St/roos.

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18th St 3,308 jobs for nearby residents

3-mile stretch of lakefront access

natural coastal habitat with 137 species of birds

McCormick 1,000,000 SURMHFWHG visitors/year +200,000 w/ downtown proximity

27th St

$1 billion SURMHFWHG annual revenue +$485 million w/ downtown proximity

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continuation of millennium reserve and EXUQKDPÀ\ZD\

1,200,000 visitors “Where are we going to draw tourists? That’s going to be a key factor that might favor, for example... the Michael Reese site.” - Tom Corfman, Political Editor, Crain’s Chicago Business

tourism Locating the OPL near existing Chicago cultural sites, Bronzeville Heritage attractions, and multiple alternative transportation options will drive high levels of attendance to not only the OPL, but to other undervalued assets nearby.

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enhancements to the physical environment The Michael Reese site is currently a 98-acre blank canvas. A site of this size and condition has the greatest opportunity IRULQQRYDWLRQDQGDĂ€H[LELOLW\IRUSURJUDPPDWLFVSDFHVWKDW enhance the current environment. The proposed design for the OPL includes everything from natural habitat to vertical farms to technology and education collaboration zones. Some of the proposed enhancements to the physical environment can be seen below.

1. Metra/Multi-modal Station

2. Bike Storage/Shower Facility

3. Vertical Farms & Market

4. Obama Library

5. Urban Sustainability Center

6. Education Collaboration Zone

7. Living Machine Promenade

8. Tech Center

9. Coastal Habitat & Bird Sanctuary

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community engagement

COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT – RESPECT, TRUST, PURPOSE, SUCCESS

PILLARS OF COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT – CRITERIA

The most empowering community engagement

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brings together numerous interests – civic and

engagement strategy:

business leaders, citizens and communities – in one

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respect and trust. All work together with a common

purpose and vision for long-lasting success.

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Planning – identify needs and available

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resources for the scope of engagement

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actionable steps and milestones

engagement:

Communication – create effective methods for

Inform

sharing, accessing, and listening in meaningful

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ways

Involve

Collaborate

Empower

Improvement – continue to improve engagement through dialogue and process evaluation; build upon best practices

Feedback – provide meaningful ways to listen to community ideas and concerns to continually take the pulse of engagement

Evaluation – establish criteria and methods to continuously evaluate the engagement program in both quantitative and qualitative measurements

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2016 Great Migration Centennial Commission Co-Chairs: Illinois State Senator Mattie Hunter Illinois State Representative 5LWD0D\¿HOG Members: Carol L. Adams, PhD Barbara Allen Timuel Black, PhD

Michelle T. Boone Melissa Cherry Ronald Childs Matthew Cooper Warren Chapman Albert R. Grace Jr. James Grossman Zada Johnson, PhD Ra Joy Darlene Clarke Hine, PhD

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Lyn Hughes, PhD Eileen R. Mackevich Terry Mazany Quintin E. Primo III Paula Robinson John Rowe Ernest Sawyer William A Von Hoene, Jr. Laura S. Washington Nikki Zollar

Technology •

Numerous tools for effective outreach at the local,

Utilize an “open space” technology approach where applicable to connect the

national and international level exist to build and

local community to the global community.

sustain engagement. •

Audit existing communication resources within communities and among groups and business

organizations

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Jump-start best practices

meaningful process for evaluation to:

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the community to update, engage, and capture

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feedback

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Participants express creativity

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Spurs more dialogue

Live stream events for national and international connectivity

EVALUATION

Workshops and Focus Groups •

Allows for small to medium-sized groups to participate in one-day events to provide direct input

COLLECTING DATA Getting baseline ongoing data on the community engagement process, through: •

Interviews and focus groups

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1368 N. Mohawk Chicago, IL 60610-4692 312-751-1693 www.campdouglas.org

David L. Keller Managing Director

June 13, 2014 DĂƌƟŶ H. EĞƐďŝƩ The Barack Obama FŽƵŶĚĂƟon 300 East Randolph Street, Suite 4030 Chicago, Illinois 60601 Dear Mr. EĞƐďŝƩ͕ The Camp Douglas ZĞƐƚŽƌĂƟŽŶ &ŽƵŶĚĂƟŽŶ is developing a museum to be located on the site of the Civil War military camp, Camp Douglas. This ĞĚƵĐĂƟŽŶĂů facility is likely to be a part of a “museum campus” devoted to historic Bronzeville. In ĂĚĚŝƟŽŶ͕ the FŽƵŶĚĂƟon is ĐŽŶĚƵĐƟŶŐ ĞĚƵĐĂƟŽŶĂů programs in the Bronzeville community and throughout Chicagoland to increase awareness of the history of the area during the Civil War. Over the past three years we have sponsored three archaeological ŝŶǀĞƐƟŐĂƟŽŶƐ on the Camp Douglas site. Camp Douglas, ĐŽŶƐŝƐƟŶŐ of 60 acres, located between 31st Street, 33rd Place, CoƩĂŐĞ Grove and Giles Avenues, was the largest military facility in Chicago during the Civil War; training 40,000 Union soldiers and housing a total of 30,000 Confederate prisoners during its existence between 1861 and 1865. The ĂĚĚŝƟŽŶ of the Barack Obama Library on the former site of the Michael Reese Hospital would be an important and meaningful ĂĚĚŝƟŽŶ to the Bronzeville community adding to the historic ƐŝŐŶŝĮĐĂŶĐĞ of the community. Located is close proximity to the downtown area within easy ƚƌĂŶƐƉŽƌƚĂƟŽŶ for Chicagoans and visitors alike, we strongly support this ůŽĐĂƟŽŶ as the museum’s home. Sincerely,

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June 16, 2014 Martin H. Nesbitt The Barack Obama Foundation 300 East Randolph Street, Suite 4030 Chicago, IL 60601 Dear Mr. Nesbitt: The Center for Neighborhood Technology (CNT), a Chicago-based nonprofit focused on creating sustainable and equitable communities, is proud to have worked for many years with parties involved with the revitalization of the South Side of Chicago. Our efforts range from transit and active transportation initiatives, to historic preservation, energy and water conservation, and green infrastructure installations in neighborhoods throughout Chicagoland and across the country. We are pleased to submit this letter of support for the development of the South Lakefront Michael Reese Hospital site as the Global Chicago anchor for an Obama Library and Museum Campus, including the people-intensive Museum venue, designed as an Online Library Platform with other universities/libraries and heritage/conservation places in the City of Chicago and around the world. CNT has pioneered tools for transit-oriented development and provided consumers and planners tools for decision-making. Our Housing and Transportation (H+TŠ) Affordability Index, for example, demonstrates how the combined costs of housing and transportation impact the true affordability of place. We also recently launched Transit Future (www.transitfuture.org), a campaign to create a new investment stream for improved and expanded public transit in Cook County. Transit Future is supported by community, business and public organizations, and led by Jacky Grimshaw, CNT’s Vice President for Policy, who also serves on the board of directors of President Obama Library and Museum Campus Foundation. All of our work aims to provide the imagination, information, and innovation to create more efficient, equitable, and livable urban communities. In this spirit, we look forward to working with the Presidential Library Foundation to create a destination that represents the best of Chicago for our fellow Americans and for visitors from countries all over the world. Sincerely yours,

Kathryn Tholin CEO Cc: Obama Presidential Library and Museum Campus Foundation

Center for Neighborhood Technology x 2125 W. North Ave., Chicago, IL 60647 x p: (773) 278-4800 x www.cnt.org

June 14, 2014 Martin H. Nesbitt The Barack Obama Foundation 300 East Randolph Street, Suite 4030 Chicago, Illinois 60601 Dear Mr. Nesbitt, By way of introduction I am Dr. Lyn Hughes founder of the A. Philip Randolph Pullman Porter Museum, located the Historic Pullman district, and I am also the founder of the Center for Black Labor Research Culture and Education. I write this letter to demonstrate and inform the committee of my support of the RFQ being submitted by the President Obama Library & Museum Campus Foundation for the proposed site to be located at the former Michael Reese Hospital location. While I applaud all of the groups submitting an RFQ for this magnificent project, I am somewhat saddened that there are multiple submittals all being submitted by people who have worked together in the past and in most we cases continue to do so. Just think of what a tremendous submission it could have been if all of them worked on a singular proposal. There are numerous academic institutions that are a part of the various teams, but it is my opinion—this kind of Cultural Economic Development project presents an unprecedented opportunity for a collective of a much more unique opportunity. More important, it could serve as a model for the nation. While the composition of the foundation itself is not officially an academic institution, the participants, partners, board members, advisors etc. include people like me. Many of us hold advanced degrees and have participated in scholarly research projects for decades. Our concept is that the Obama Campus would work with Multiple Universities. My own research has been focused on Black labor History and Cultural Economic Development. In fact, the title of my doctoral dissertation was: A CRITICAL ANALYSIS OF THE EFFECT OF CULTURAL POLICY ON CULTURAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AT THE LOCAL LEVEL. CED is a relatively new phenomenon with limitless potential, and in this case could not only become an economic engine based upon both the national and international tourism attraction, the umbrella for CED—but it also has the potential to have a major economic and cultural impact upon segments of the community that are often left out in the disbursement of the meaningful resources. PO BOX 6276 CHICAGO ILLINOIS 60680-6276 10406 SOUTH MARYLAND AVENUE CHICAGO IL 60628 ▪ 773-850-8580 WWW.AprPullmanPorterMuseum.org

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In addition to our own respective efforts with our own respective organizations and institution, many of us have spent countless volunteer hours, supporting the effort to obtain National Heritage Area designation anchored in the Bronzeville community. That initiative has spawned multiple efforts like the Great Migration Centennial, which includes a collaborative project, between the Bronzeville Convention and Tourism Council and the A. Philip Randolph Pullman Porter Museum. The tour itself has developed into an international tourist attraction. In the past month alone, the tour has brought visitors to the south side of Chicago from England and the Netherlands. This is just example of the kind of activity this initiative, the Obama Presidential Library & Museum Campus could /make for Chicago, but specifically for the urban community in general. It is my sincere hope that you give thorough and favorable consideration to their RFQ. Sincerely,

Lyn Hughes, Founder President Emeritus A Philip Randolph Pullman Porter Museum

CC: Paula Robinson, President Black Metropolis National Heritage Area Commission

PO BOX 6276 CHICAGO ILLINOIS 60680-6276 10406 SOUTH MARYLAND AVENUE CHICAGO IL 60628 â–Ş 773-850-8580 WWW.AprPullmanPorterMuseum.org

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Bronzeville Qualifications for the Obama Presidential Library