Obama Librarys Public Cost Estimated at 175M Report
The planned Obama Presidential Center in Chicago is being privately funded, but on Friday city officials estimated how much taxpayers will pay for roadwork and other construction around the center: $175 million.
It was the first time city officials put a specific dollar figure on the expected cost to the public, the Chicago Tribune reported.
“These proposed investments are intended to make the (center) and surrounding Jackson Park a world-class destination on par with Chicago’s Museum Campus,” the city’s Department of Transportation (CDOT) told the newspaper, in a statement accompanying the figures.
The planned taxpayer-funded work would include widening portions of some surrounding streets and constructing four or five new underpasses, the report said.