Park Replacing 'Eyesore' Parking Lot On McCormick Blvd. Breaks Ground

Twelve years after the former Cineplex Odeon Cinemas on McCormick Boulevard closed, its former parking lot is finally on its way to becoming a manicured green space for residents and those who use the North Shore Channel Trail.

On a windy Wednesday afternoon, Mayor Rahm Emanuel joined 50th Ward Ald. Debra Silverstein and Michael P. Kelly, superintendent of the Chicago Park District, for a groundbreaking at the site for a new green space to be known as Park No. 526.

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