$31.5 million park project adding 5.8 acres of new land to lakefront near Fullerton Ave.

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It’s a massive project, adding about six acres of land to the lakefront near Fullerton Ave., and it isn’t inexpensive either — but officials believe the $31.5 million budget for the initiative to add parkland and secure (and allow for year-round use) the Theatre on the Lake will prove to be a worthwhile investment toward enhancing the park area.

The Army Corps of Engineers, the city and the Parks District are sharing in the cost of the project, where infill and revetment construction should be completed by Nov. 30 and landscaping should be completed by next summer.

CDOT engineer Carline Walsh is managing the project.  R.M. Chin is overseeing construction by general contractor Walsh Construction.

See this Chicago Tribune story describing the work.

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